THE SHORT STORY OF “BATIK SAWUNGGALING”. Sawunggaling is the legendary tale from East Java , Indonesia. A tale about the rooster which always winning in every battle of cockfight, and it’s as symbol of Indonesian Archipelago triumph. The late Go Tik Swan was a Batik Maestro, he was born in Solo city on May 11, 1931. He was also known as Mr.Kanjeng Hardjonagoro ( who by the end of his life, at 5 November 2008, granted a status “Panembahan Hardjonagoro” ). It was given by the late Sinuhun Pakubuwono the 12th, King of Solo. Mr. Hardjonagoro was the first one who created the motif of Sawunggaling into Batik Tulis, it was originally an inspiration to combined a rooster, a phoenix and a peacock. The original ideas of Sawunggaling motif back at 1955, when he attended “Odalan” ceremony ( a yearly thankful ceremony of Balinese temple in Bali ). As usual as a part of the ceremony there’s a cockfights. On the other hand, the cockfight tradition is also having a meaning as for offerings to The Earth and it’s fertility when the blood of chickens moisten The Earth. The successors of Go Tik Swan batik are Mrs. Supiah Anggriyani and Mr. Suwarno. According to them, the late Maestro Iwan Tirta came in the 1950 through 1960 to learned from the late Go Tik Swan, before finally he introduced a new Batik motif, Iwan Tirta’s Sawunggaling.