Batik Parang is one of the oldest batik pattern in Indonesia. The word ‘parang’ derived from ‘pereng’ which means reef. Batik Parang was onced prohibited to be worn only by the royal familes of Yogyakarta and Surakarta. Traditional Batik Parang from Yogyakarta consisted of slanting parallel rows of dagger like segments, arranged repetitively on contrasting colours of cream white, brown and indigo. The characteristic curved lines of Parang could also be translated as waves in the sea, symbolising the power and greatness of nature.
Here I’m trying to translate and simplify the ‘nature’ of Batik Parang pattern in a fun and cheerful way.
My designs are now available in soft 100% MicroModal® scarves by ShopVida, a fashion company based out of San Francisco where the scarves made in Pakistan. Pop up to my page at http://shopvida.com/collections/voices/products/batik-parang-rubah
And also some producst in Society6.