Batik Glugu in Between Local Wisdom and Modern Economy

Dewi Hermawati Resminingayu, Widhyasmaramurti

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The recent trend proposed nowadays is community development in which the presence of specific potential product in an area is considered an opportunity to develop a community by empowering them in the process of production. However, such proposal mostly ends in failure or lacks of sustainability, for such noble idea fails to recognize the social economic pattern of the society. This paper, then, specifically discusses Batik Glugu, the innovation of Mr Amin in Boyolali Regency, which has introduced Boyolali Regency to a broader spectacle. However, neither could Batik Glugu become the icon of Boyolali nor give sustainable impact for the society around the production area. It is because people in Boyolali Regency mostly belong to agricultural society, so the idea of producing and selling Batik will need extra effort to be internalised. Aside from that fact, this paper argues that Batik Glugu itself has not been considered as local wisdom yet. Thus, Batik Glugu fails to bring the sense of commonality for the people in Boyolali Regency, let alone become the potential community development as the starter of industrial sector.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Conferene on Nusantara Studies (ICoNS) 2016 - ID, Depok, Indonesia
Duration: 1 Jan 2017 → …


ConferenceInternational Conferene on Nusantara Studies (ICoNS) 2016
Period1/01/17 → …
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  • Batik Glugu, local wisdom, Boyolali Regency.


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