Ceplok Semen Nritik Seling Parang
“Ceplok” is one of the oldest geometric patterns in the history of batik. Most of Ceplok Pattern can be found on the statue in the decoration of Hindu / Buddhist temple with the form of squares, circles, animals, closed forms and oblique lines.
The “Semen” motif is one of the traditional batik motif that reflect the influence of Hindu-Buddhism in batik, which are developed during the time of the Kingdom of Mataram, circa 17th century. The motif features plants with prop roots which refers to spring time as a symbol of fertility, prosperity, and the universe.
“Parang” is a traditional motif created by Panembahan Senopati - the First King of the Kingdom of Mataram - who was inspired by the waves during his meditation in Pantai Selatan. This motif symbolizes mankind’s fight against evil by controlling their desires as they grow wiser and nobility prevails.