UNSUR RUPA DAN MAKNA PADA BUSANA PENGANTIN BETAWI
Bridal dress is found in all cultures in the archipelago, its existence is often used as a focal point
for invited guests, so it is not surprising that fashion is one of the elements that most brides pay
attention to. Variety of designs and modifications are made by designers and brides to wear,
general the basic form is not removed, it is manifested in maintaining the spirit of cultural
values embedded in it. The focus of this research is the Betawi regional wedding dress. This
Betawi tribe is a tribe whose majority of the population used to be people who lived and settled
in this region since the time of the formation of Batavia, they grew up and developed as a large
ethnic group, the result of intermarriages and mixed marriages of various ethnic migrants.
The form of acculturation can be seen in the designation of the clothes worn by the bride and
groom, namely the wedding dress 'haji care' for the bride and groom, and the "rias besar dandanan
care none pengantin cine" for the bride. In this study will reveal a lot of the elements of form
and symbolic meaning embedded in it, then the method in this research is descriptive analysis
with qualitative methods, the analysis process uses visual art review theory, descriptive in nature,
where data and pictures will be broken down and explanations about various things relating to
the visual elements in the object of research that have been redrawn with illustration techniques.
The most interesting finding in this study is the existence of different absorption elements, in
this Betawi bridal costume is in the bride costume thick with Chinese culture, but in the male
costume, thick with nuances of Arabic culture, and as we know that in history two this culture
really has a strong influence on the development and growth of Betawi people.