Atlas of Indonesian Batik: Javanese Batik
Keywords: Thematic Atlas, Storytelling, Batik, Indonesia
Abstract. Thematic atlas could be developed using storytelling concept to convey information about a certain theme to the targeted users. This initial research aims to develop Atlas of Indonesian Batik that was made not only to collect maps that contain information about the distribution of Indonesian Batik, but also intended to provide information about history, the development of its motives and procedures for making it to educate students and society about Indonesian traditions and as a national identity. Indonesian Batik is a cultural heritage that represents the characteristic of Indonesia which also depict the long history and acculturation of various culture in Indonesia. Indonesian Batik is also appointed as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2016 by UNESCO. Each region in Indonesia has a variety of batik patterns that shows the characteristics of each region which can be used to introduce the area, and for this research we mostly focused in Javanese Batik as this type of batik is mostly common in Indonesia. All of the information from the literature review, interview with experts and visit to the batik industry were compiled and visualized using text, images and maps into printed atlas pages that ordered from general knowledge to thematic information to make it easier to read and attract the interest of map readers, especially students as an effort to preserve Indonesian culture.