Oct 062011

There are many of activities to welcoming the Batik Day on the Second of October, such as the World Batik Summit 2011 (WBS) held by Indonesian Batik Foundation.

Well, one of agenda in this world event was visiting the Museum of Textile. In this place, participants were introduced to various kind of Indonesian batik, particularly those made in Solo and Yogyakarta. Their arrival was in conjunction to Batik Exhibition called Sustainable Tradition, The World Heritage. Continue reading »

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May 262011

A kid paints batik/photo by Novriyadi

The inauguration of “Batik Village” kicked off at 11 am on Saturday, May 21, 2011 with more than 2,000 visitors were expected to swarming Jl. Palbatu Raya near Tebet in South Jakarta over the weekend.

The two-day festival ran from morning till late afternoon and with its theme of “The beauty of Nusantara Batik”, it featured several booths displaying batik from Bogor, Brebes, Cirebon, Demak, Yogyakarta, Madura, Pekalongan, Solo and even from Jambi. Continue reading »

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May 262011
The Minister of SOE Mustafa Abubakar and Minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik wearing Batik

The Minister of SOE Mustafa Abubakar and Minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik wearing Batik

BATIK, is not only beautiful for clothes, bags, or other clothing products. It’s also beautiful and attractive looking to coat the body of train. Well, with the respect of its beauty, the State Enterprises Minister, Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism launched a railway carriage with batik motifs. In the future, they will apply this idea to other transportation mode like aircraft or taxi.

Previously, batik train has been launched at the Regional Operations II Bandung, 15 February. Batik was chosen because it has become a world heritage and has been recognized by UNESCO, in addition to wayang, keris and angklung. Continue reading »

Apr 262011

Who says Batik is only exist in Java?

Sasirangan cloth, for example, that categorized as batik clearly comes from Borneo. Originally, Sasirangan used or its believed to cure people who suffered from a disease (pamintaan); the cloth also used during traditional ceremonies Banjar tribe. The dye used for Sasirangan usually taken from the natural dye materials, such as ginger, water of banana tree, and pandanus.  Continue reading »

Apr 262011

UNESCO’s recognition of Indonesian batik as a cultural heritage turned out to have a direct impact batik makers. Now, the number of batik makers admitted to overwhelmed with the increasing consumer demand for batik.

The increasing demand is not only be felt by stamp or printed batik, but also by the batik tulis [handwritten batik] makers. Moreover, written batik tulis offers high-quality works and contains of special motifs and the  the process requires high precision.  Continue reading »