Batik is historically derived from ancestors, known since the seventeenth century, written and painted on palm leaves. At the moment motif batik pattern is still dominated by forms of animals and plants. But in its development history of batik have evolved, from painting motifs of animals and plants gradually turn to the abstract patterns that resemble a cloud, temple reliefs, wayang beber and so forth. Furthermore, through the merger of the painting with the art of decorating style clothing, batik art show as we know it today.
The type and style of traditional batik quite so much, but the patterns and variations in accordance with the philosophy and culture of each region are very diverse. Indonesia's cultural treasures so rich nation has been driving styles and types of batik tradisioanal with the characteristics of specialty themselves.
In every region in Indonesia, batik fabric has its own uniqueness with different patterns and motifs. Well, in Banjarmasin South Borneo batik cloth known as "Sasirangan". Motifs typical of South Kalimantan is often used by all levels of society, ranging from economy class middle class, upper class to class for different occasions.
There are at least a dozen kinds Sasirangan a popular motif used by the local community. Among motives Sarigading, Dragon Balimbur, Kambang King, Star Bahambur, Leaf Jaruju, Iris Pudak, Kembang Kacang, Waves Sinapur Reefs and Scales Tanggiling. Batik motif is tailored to the type of fabric used, like cotton, mori, polyester and silk fabric.
Making batik Sasirangan not required special equipment, simply by hand just to get a motive or a specific style, namely through hand stitching techniques and commitments made with puncture technique baste then tied rope and then dyed.
Sasirangan Batik can be used in various occasions. Can be used for everyday activities or attending a wedding or other formal events. Diverse and striking pattern will add a beautiful and lovely wearer.