• Supawadee Juysukha Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Keywords: Batik, local wisdom, upcycle packaging materials


This study was conducted on the local wisdom of the stamp making process for Batik patterns through a participatory action research. The objective is to gather the knowledge and understand the wisdom transferring process to local youth or those who are interested.
The case study used for this research is the Batik production process, through a combination of data collection methods including formal and informal interviews, participatory and non-participatory observations, descriptive data analysis and in-depth interview analysis along with group discussions. The results of the research can be summarized as follows:
1. Stamp or block making for Batik fabric pattern printing from upcycle packaging materials in the area. Since the majority of the population in the area of Southern Thailand, are Muslims, roti and milk tea are popular in the area resulting in numerous leftover cans of condensed milk. With the traditional wisdom, local knowledge and waste materials, an efficient use of waste material is found.
2. The process of transferring wisdom is divided into 2 levels: the local community level and the public level. At the local community level, an occupation community, a group of people aiming to create occupations in the community, is responsible for the transferring. For the public level, those responsible for the transferring of the local wisdom are those who are interested in the local wisdom and pay attention to the use of waste materials for design works. This can be designers, manufacturers and educational personnel.
3. Community product identity with intriguing, standout and unique production process.