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Narrative appraisal of Malaysian neo-traditional batik design produced by young designers

Abdullah, Fadzidah (2023) Narrative appraisal of Malaysian neo-traditional batik design produced by young designers. Design Ideals Journal, 5 (2). pp. 31-36. E-ISSN 2735-1785

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Batik is one of the traditional craftsmanship that the Malays in Malaysia continue to safeguard for their cultural sustainability. Batik is an art of decorating cloth with colourful patterns, and the Malay normally designs batik with the themes of flora and fauna; organic shapes; and geometrical patterns. This article has the aim to narratively appraise the neo-traditional batik design, produced by a group of young designers. The appraisal is conducted based on the inclination of design motifs and the source of design inspirations. The appraisal is qualitatively conducted using visual analysis and narrative appraisal methods. The group of young batik designers participated in the project is consisted of 61 individuals, who had undertaken a short research project on traditional batik design, and then carried out their venture to produce neo-traditional batik design. The results of batik designs were visually analysed and categorised based on the observed design motifs and the designers’ described sources of inspiration. Nevertheless, only few selected batik designs would be appraised narratively in this article, to provide samples of stimuluses for batik designer-to-be. This narrative appraisal is hoped to motivate young designers to venture into batik design exploration with high level of cultural understanding and expressive attachment.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Batik, Neo-traditional Batik, Design Motive, Design Inspiration, Narrative Appraisal, Batik Design
Subjects: N Fine Arts
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general > NX440 History of the arts
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr Fadzidah Abdullah
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2024 09:26
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2024 09:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/110048

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