The Kawung Alit Gurdha style of batik holds many different meanings. Some interpret the four geometric elliptical shapes as the four sources of natural energy or the four directions of the wind. Others view this shape as a lotus flower, a symbol of purity, while some connect the kawung motif to the fruit of the palm tree. The palm tree is very useful to human populations, so the use of this motif tends to emphasize returned service to the environment.
Batik is a traditional fabric dyeing technique in which artisans apply dye-resisting wax to create beautifully ornate designs. Now popularized worldwide, we aim to honor batik’s Indonesian origins. Each of our labels features a distinctive and culturally significant motif unique to the areas where we’ve sourced our single-origin products as an homage to the communities that make our work possible.