Collaboration between Small and Medium Enterprises and Universities in the Development of Castor Tree and Butterfly Batik Motifs as Typical Surabaya Motifs


Since the closure of the prostitution area in Putat Jaya village, the Surabaya City government has tried to establish a Batik House as a batik training center for residents. Currently, this batik industry is one of the livelihoods for residents. One of the batik motifs developed is the castor and butterfly motifs. The purpose of this study is to develop castor and butterfly motifs for alternative batik motifs typical of the city of Surabaya by collaborating with small and medium enterprises in Putat Jaya Village. The results of the study are in the form of three batik motifs of castor trees and butterflies as the main ornaments. Additional ornaments are tendrils and fern leaves. Castor leaves describe the distance area/area and butterflies describe changes for the better life.


Indarti Indarti
Lecturer, Fashion Design, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia


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Paper Presentation in a Themed Session


Design in Society


Collaboration, SMEs of Indonesia, Traditional Cloth, Batik

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