In the history of Indonesia batik, we used to know that batik is identified with Javanese culture. In addition, the use of batik cloth is limited to the royal court with a variety of very strict rules. But in its development, batik is no longer owned by Javanese, batik has now become one of the "national clothes" of Indonesia that is used by Indonesians throughout the archipelago on various occasions. The presence of the KeratonKasepuhan, KeratonKanoman and KeratonKacirebonan in Cirebon, West Java, have contributed greatly to the development of the Cirebon batik design, and also contributed greatly to the preservation of Indonesian batik cultural traditions. West Java has 27 districts / cities that produce traditional batik, in each district / city has the strength of the characteristics and advantages of production techniques, patterns and designs / motifs of batik that are not found in other areas. The uniqueness and characteristics of Cirebon batik designs / motifs are part of the strength of the identity space for Cirebon people and deserve protection from Geographical Indications (IG) to provide economic values ​​that have a positive impact on them in particular as well as for the preservation of Indonesian batik traditions in general. If the strength of the identity space that gave birth to Cirebon West Java batik designs / motifs succeeded in getting IG protection from the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, this potential can be used as a marketing tool especially for the Cirebon batik crafters community in the world of trade transactions, in regional, national and even international levels.


Keywords:  Cirebon Batik, Geographical Indication, Identity Space