Batik Truntum Wahyu Tumurun, a symbol of love that is blooming again

Batik Truntum Wahyu Tumurun, a symbol of love that is blooming again

The truntum batik motif was created by Kanjeng Ratu Kencana (the empress of Sultan Hamengku Buwana III), which means love that grows back. That said, the queen felt forgotten by the king who had a new lover. To relieve sadness, the queen was too late in batik activities. The queen made a motif in the form of dark stars in the sky which she felt accompanied her in her sadness. The queen's persistence in batik attracted the king's attention. Since then, the king has always monitored the activities of the queen, so that little by little the king's affection for the queen grows back. From the story, it is known that the truntum motif is a symbol of love that blossoms again.

In its development, the truntum motif underwent various modifications, although the pattern still refers to the truntum batik motif created by Kanjeng Ratu Kencana. One of the modifications in the collection of the Sonobudoyo Museum is the truntum Wahyu tumurun motif. This batik uses the basic truntum motif with the addition of a flying crown which is the specialty of the Wahyu tumurun batik motif. The image of the flying crown symbolizes glory, containing a philosophy of hope that the wearers of this batik cloth will receive guidance, blessings, grace, and abundant grace from God Almighty in achieving their goals, position and rank.

In the wedding procession, the truntum Wahyu tumurun motif is usually worn by the father and mother of the bride and groom in the hope of getting a blessing from God. This hope is in accordance with the meaning of truntum Wahyu tumurun which means 'continuous descent of glory'.


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