Want to look more elegant? If you do, try to wear the attire made of hibiscus woven fabric posing a typicality of Gianyar. This type of fabric features floral motif (hibiscus) specially designed by the government in collaboration with the Gianyar Handicraft Council (Dekranasda). The hibiscus weaving fabric will be launched to coincide with the anniversary of Gianyar Town on April 19, 2014. The fabric is very unique because it combines the working process of batik, ikat and songket. This method is the creation of a new product created by a weaving craftsman IB Adnyana from Blahbatuh, Gianyar. In this process, he does not use wax as commonly used in batik processing, but using air brush techniques.
To draw the motif, it uses spike and high-pressured compressor for spraying colors on warp. Ikat weaving with this technique feeds the yarn, and then the yarn feeds are woven so as to provide its own motif. Chairperson of the Dekranasda Gianyar, Mrs. Surya Adnyani Mahayastra, said the selection of the flower buds was based on a very high philosophical value. Red hibiscus was used to make a kalpika consisting of hibiscus leaf as the basis, white frangipani and red hibiscus assembled into one that symbolized God in his manifestation as Trinity.
“On that account, the Gianyar flower lovers chose and stipulated the red hibiscus (pucuk rejuna) as the icon or mascot of Gianyar,” said Adnyani Mahayastra amidst the working evaluation meeting of the Dekranasda in 2013 at the Putri Ayu weaving factory, Blahbatuh Gianyar (Jan 10). This hibiscus woven fabric will be introduced to the public through a fashion show on the anniversary parade of the Gianyar Town. Gianyar designers like Ngurah Wijana (Tude), Cok Abi and Bintang Mira will display their masterpiece work. “This hibiscus will be designed into high fashion,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Head of the Gianyar Industry and Trade Agency, Gede Widarma Suharta, said that to protect the work of hibiscus weaving fabric his party had submitted the registration of the Intellectual Property Rights (HKI). In the process of the registration, the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI) noted it as the first and longest fabric combining the endek, songket and batik in Indonesia. “For the purpose of this moment, the Putri Ayu weaving factory has woven the hibiscus fabric of about 118 meters,” he said. (BTN/015)