The Beautiful Traditional Village of Laweyan

Since UNESCO set the batik as a world cultural non-object heritage of Indonesia, stretching also affected the rise of batik entrepreneurs, this can be seen in some areas that have traditionally been the region of batik artisans.

Let us look to a traditional village, batik business in Laweyan Village (Kampung Laweyan), Solo (derived from the word "lawe" in Javanese which means woven fabric) increasingly stretched. Orders increased steadily from different cities and countries, it gives joy to drive about 60 batik craftsmen there.

When we were there, the atmosphere is like a thick past life, not much changes. Ancient houses and alleyways lined street a tall white walls.

Cultural atmosphere of the past, and an economy that was slow, adjusting to the lifestyle of local residents, created as one of the living museum of the development of batik in Solo, Surakarta.

Traditional works that continue to be preserved by the inhabitants of Laweyan Village since the last century in the 19th century, the atmosphere was so united, batik artisans and sellers are so familiar, their homes as well as a batik shop lined up to be one.

An ancient region that can be enjoyed by the tourists while riding ‘becak’ (rickshaw), watching the ancient buildings in the vicinity. Is there any beautiful experience when we are down the small alleys in between high walls and old houses there?

Obtained so special sensation, watching the color of the craftsmen who witnessed the triumph of batik skipper in the past. All matters relating to the batik is available in this ward, the waking environment and socio-cultural life of communities that living there.

The past is a distant memory, but it did not apply in Laweyan Village, all seemed to stop. We like living in the past.

(Sources Kompas, ANT, A Aditya Putranto /Images TA Yudanto, triptourism)


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