Museum Batik Danar Hadi Surakarta

Museum Batik Danar Hadi

Museum Batik Danar Hadi

Museum Batik Danar Hadi Surakarta The passion of H.Santosa Doellah for preserving Batik, trigger the idea of building a museum of batik. As one of the Cultural identities, batik is an insperable part of the city of Surakarta – or popularly known as Solo. Batik crafts-starting from home industries to giant professional manufacturers – are a common sight in every corner of the city.The history of Batik Danar Hadi also began in this city, when H. Santosa Doellah and his wife Hj. Danarsih Santosa decided to start their batik business in 1967.The name Danar Hadi itself was actually a combination of two names ; Ibu Danarsih and her father H.Hadipriyono.


Displayed in this gallery are the antique batiks that were created through the period of time before and during the Dutch and Japanese occupancy, till the independence of Indonesia. Observe batik art at its finest, which includes the Batik Kraton, Batik Belanda, Batik Cina, Batik Hokokai, Batik Indonesia and Batik Saudagaran.

The old building of Ndalem Wuryanigratan itself is promised to be an interesting object for cultural tourism, displaying the spendor of traditional Javanese architecture.

1. Location Museum Batik Danar Hadi 

Danar Hadi Batik Museum

Danar Hadi Batik Museum

“Galeri Batik Kuno Danar Hadi” is located at the centre of Surakarta, at Jl. Brig. Jen. Slamet Riyadi No. 261-263, the main street of Surakarta.

2. Background Museum Batik Danar Hadi

The founding of this Gallery was based on Mr. Santosa Doellah’s wish in his effort in preserving batik since the Gallery’s missions are:

a. Preserving batik in any aspects

b. Providing information for the educational society

c. Building another tour asset for Surakarta in particular and for Indonesia in general

3. The Building Museum Batik Danar Hadi

a. This Gallery consists of eights halls:

b. Gallery I

c. Gallery II

d. Gallery III

e. Two Showrooms

f. Hand waxing department

g. Stamp waxing department

h. Dyeing department

4. Collections Being Displayed Museum Batik Danar Hadi 

Danar Hadi Batik Collections

Danar Hadi Batik Collections

Gallery I displays:

a. Batik Belanda (from 1840-1910)

b. Batik Cina (before 1910 and after 1910)

c. Batik Djawa Hokokai (1942-1945)

d. Batik Kraton (batik from the palaces)

Batik Puro Mangkunegaran

Batik Puro Pakualaman

Batik Kasunanan Surakarta

Batik Kasultanan Yogyakarta

e. Batik Pengaruh Kraton (batik influenced by the Batik from palaces):

Batik Cirebon

Batik Banyumas

Batik Indramayu (Batik Dermayon)

Batik Madura

f. Batik influenced by The Indian Cloth

g. Batik Danar Hadi

Gallery II displays:

a. Flow of process (Traditional Batik Process)

Danar Hadi Batik Museum and Factory

Danar Hadi Batik Museum and Factory

b. Batik Wax ingredients

c. Batik Indonesia (1950)

d. Batik Wonogiren (1966-1975)

e. Batik Kontemporer

Batik created by Guruh Soekarno Putra

Batik created by Amry Yahya

Batik created by Bambang Oetoro

Batik created by SP. Gustami

Batik created by Soemihardjo

f. Batik Souvenir

5. Processing Department Museum Batik Danar Hadi

House of Danar Hadi

House of Danar Hadi

Batik Process being shown in this gallery are mostly Multi Coloured Batik Process (Batik Pesisiran Processes) applied on silk.

Traditional Performing Arts

Included in the “one stop shopping” concept, Galeri Batik Kuno Danar Hadi will continually stage traditional performing arts or other cultural events from Central Java and nearby regions. Visitors may enjoy a buffet lunch or dinner prepared just for the event.

Artistic Atmosphere of the Workshop

Take advantage in viewing the process of batik making, whether stamped or drawn, which are famous for its high standard of quality.

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