The Influence of Culture in Pattern Wisdom Development Between Praewa Pattern of Phu Tai Ethnic and the Javanese Batik Methods


The traditional textile patterns embody the significant influence of conservative values within local communities, particularly in the context of rural ethnic groups in Southeast Asia. This research aims to study the application of cross-cultural approaches in design, specifically focusing on the contrasting textile cultures of Thailand and Indonesia within the Phu Tai Ethnic group. The research examines the Praewa Queen silk pattern, representing Thai identity, and the methods of Javanese Batik style, representing Indonesian identity, in the development of new pattern designs that align with ethnic wisdom. The research methodology involves experimenting with pattern transformation, combination, and separation between the two targeted objects, both of which share a similar transformation process with different intentions and methods influenced by the local environment and cultural factors. These factors encompass not only ways of life but also the textile culture inherited from ancestors. The research aims to explore the new positioning of pattern art as a prominent aspect of sustainability and heritage preservation within the creative sector. The study's significance lies in maintaining the availability of different design methods applied in diverse ethnic environments. These methods serve as a basis for implementing culture-based design and act as literary sources for cross-cultural research in fabric-related interests. Additionally, the study examines the influence of each wisdom in defining the ways of life of the Phu Tai ethnicity and the Javanese community, particularly in relation to the function, decoration, and new identity of textile design.

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Desy Dwi Putri, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Rattikorn Sirikhan Butla, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Chanasda Chullasthira, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

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Conference: KAMC2023
Stream: Arts Practices

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Putri D., Butla R., & Chullasthira C. (2023) The Influence of Culture in Pattern Wisdom Development Between Praewa Pattern of Phu Tai Ethnic and the Javanese Batik Methods ISSN: 2436-0503 – The Kyoto Conference on Arts, Media & Culture 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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