Historical Record of Batik for Community in Tuban, East Java, Indonesia

Fajar Ciptandi, Agus Sachari, Achmad Haldani


Tuban is located in East Java, as part of Indonesian archipelago based on historical data; it has a long historical story. It started from the beginning of Kediri/Kahuripan Kingdom, Tuban had succeeded of becoming an important port. It grew even more by becoming an international port. As an international port, there were many foreign cultures brought in to Tuban by the arrival of the traders such as from Tionghoa and Gujarat. Therefore, Tuban grew in strong acculturation. It triggered the invention of tradition product that still survives until now, batik. Through batik, there are good lessons to learn, especially its community’s structure up to behavior and value pattern of Tuban in the past. Through this knowledge, this research, as the opening gate of other research, is expected other research to furtherly study the determining factors of which form Turban community nowadays, as well as the cause why it could survive or degraded.

Keywords: batik, history, tradition, Tuban

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