I want to introduce batik, which is traditional clothing pattern of South Asian countries such as Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. In this design I show Singapore's peranakan batik style and it has peacock ornaments in it. Peranakan batik also has its influence on Indonesian's Java Hokokai batik, which is also shown in this design.
What does your design show?
It shows 2 peacocks and their beautiful feathers, in traditional exotic colors.
What is the unique idea about your design?
Usually Victorinox is about western culture and design, so this time I want to design something unique, exotic and new which can be a keepsake for people.
Is there a special story behind your design?
The meaning of peacock in batik is a symbol of integrity and natural beauty. In addition to that, peacock is a symbol of immortality because the ancients believed that the peacock had flesh that did not decay after death. Peacock was thought to have the power of resurrection, like the Phoenix.