YAY! As an Indonesian whose proud of our culture and heritage, may I say "HAPPY BATIK DAY!!"
Haha.. yep yep.. today, on November 2, 2009, UNESCO is going to include Batik in the list of "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity" items. It is said as a cultural icon with its own uniqueness. Hmm..
Don't you feel proud?
I bet all Indonesians are so happy today, especially after several unpleasant events that happened recently, about our dance and musical instrument that were claimed by other country as theirs.
Besides Batik, the government also working on the instrument of Angklung and Gamelan. I hope they're going to succeed, we have to protect our heritage legacy, right?!
I still remember back in the elementary school, our art teacher sometimes asked us to draw Batik pattern in our drawing books. It always come with a flower shape with brown (from light to dark) and black color.. but now, we can find so many colorful Batik, the pattern designs are no longer formal like it used to, new modern design were made. We can wear Batik for casual events too now.. Saw some patterns made on t-shirt too, it's fun! Batik is IN again people (^^,)*
I wore Batik today.. the only Batik shirt I have. Not something expensive like Batik tulis or the ones you found in Danar Hadi, Allure etc.. I bought it in some boutique for Rp. 42.000,- cheap eh? haha.. I like it tho..
I want to find something like the RI President's daughter in law, Annisa Pohan wears in some events, they're pretty and casual. It's nice.
Well, did you wear Batik today?