Batik motif Cuwiri comes from Surakarta or Solo which is usually used in commemorating the baby’s seventh month or mitoni (seven-month ceremony). Cuwiri itself literally means small pieces in Javanese Sanskrit. The shape of this Cuwiri is described as a gunungan or what is called a “meru” ornament. The word Meru is taken from the word Semeru, one of the highest mountains on the island of Java.
This symbolizes that human life comes from zero, such as from infancy to adulthood, as well as human fortune which all starts from zero to achieve prosperity. Positive and philosophical things like this are contained in this Cuwiri motif. For adults, this Cuwiri motif can also be used as a hope that someone can get grace, prosperity, and also a high position, as high as Mount Semeru.