Practice and Transmission of Batik in Wukirsari Village, Yogyakarta -Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Indonesia-

  •  Ai Fukuda    
  •  Yasufumi Uekita    
  •  Yoyok Wahyu Subroto    
  •  Run Zhao    


The target of this research is to figure out the state of practice and transmission of Batik, an Indonesian textile dyeing Intangible Cultural Heritage, and necessary angles for its conservation. Knowledge related to Batik is shared and transmitted in craftspeople communities in Wukirsari Village, which is one of Batik centers in Indonesia. What’s more, Batik cloth production organizations play an essential role in the transmission of Batik technique through creating job opportunities, establishing selling systems and so on. Apart from that, these organizations also hold mutual aiding activities, which build strong relationship among craftspeople and support daily life of craftspeople financially. So it is can be concluded that 3 points are necessary for the transmission of Batik culture: building a knowledge-sharing environment, making Batik practice an occupation, offering values beyond financial benefits.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9655
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-9663
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: semiannual

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