Dwarapala in Singosari Temple’s Relief as Idea for Creating Malangan Batik Motif

Dyanningrum Pradhikta


Batik as a national creation that contains noble culture values of Nusantara is interesting to become the focus of the research. Most of the batik designers in Malang still cannot fully explore and present their artwork to be origin batik from Malang (regional uniqueness). The creation that has the potency to be explored into batik motif is statue artifact of Dwarapala. In Malang Regency, Dwarapala statue decorates the main gate that is placed in parallel in pairs. The pairs of Dwarapala statue is one of the artefact that is considered in good condition, physically complete and details of shape; and it becomes the biggest Dwarapala statue in Indonesia. The existence of Dwarapala character that only erected in Singosari Temple in Malang Regency, become interesting to be studied further, in this case the researcher try to find out how to visualized the character of Dwarapala in the design of batik motif typical of Malang. The method of the research used the creation of fine arts that covered (1) finding the idea; (2) to perfect, develop and establish the first idea; (3) visualized it in media. The result of the study found that Dwarapala character onSingosari Temple some ornaments can be used in the batik motif without omitting the meaning and philosophy. Dwarapala character symbolization become the main key to the creation process of batik motif, beside the supporting ornaments. The design creation of batik motif based on Dwarapala Statue on Singosari Temple, become one of the invention in purpose of in-cultural realization.


arts, motif, candi, relief

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