Sunday, September 13, 2009

I Love BATIK!

This morning I went to Sarinah Thamrin with my lovely dad. I was hunting for the local handicraft, so Sarinah is the right place to buy it. Then I went up to the 5th floor where we can find loads of handicraft. And amazingly, almost all of the handicrafts have patterns from batik! Omona! When you look around you will find BATIK everywhere. (trust me!) I was surprised at that time. Here's the pics at Sarinah Local Handicraft's section :

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Traditional Puppets
Picture taken by me

These are the things that I bought at Sarinah :

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Batik Lasem Greeting Card
and this is the description written in the back side of the card :

"The design on this batik from Lasem has rare colourings black coloured motifs on ivory background. It's tumpal (base of the cloth) is an adaptation of the geometric 'patola' from India. The 'hiasan pinggir' (border decoration) and the 'papan' uses floral motifs, whilst the 'badan' (body of the cloth) depicts the peacocks amongst the plants. Generally, this batik is worn as a sarong. Original Size of this batik : 105 cm x 200 cm, Approximate Age : 80 years old."

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Batik Pekalongan Greeting Card
and this is the description written in the back side of the card :

"The motif of this batik from Pekalongan is divided into two sections, named 'pagi-sore' ('morning-afternoon'). One of the sections depicts bouquets of chrysanthemums on dark blue background, whilst the other depicts bouquets of roses on turquoise background. Generally, this batik is worn as 'kain panjang'. Original Size of this batik : 108 x 244 cm, Approximate Age : 40 years old."

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Batik Bookmarks

Now, somehow I feel like.. I'm proud to be the part of Indonesia. My body was a bit trembling when I saw those local handicrafts. I'm truly amazed. In fact, we have so many cultures. We are a unique nation! We, as a good citizen, need to appreciate it!!! For instance : buy the local products! It will help! And for our government, please kindly take an action to patent all of our original culture. Last week, we've heard the news that UNESCO has already recognized batik as the WORLD HERITAGE which is come from Indonesia, right? UNESCO will formally notice it next month. It's told that batik term is derived from Javanese words "amba nitik" (so read as batik). It describes a work how to paint point by point on cloth using special liquid called as "malam" by a mean called as "canting". This local traditional handicraft originates from Majapahit era for the king family's fashion and continues to the Mataram Sultanate era in Central Java. Nowadays, batik becomes public fashion. Wow! Can't you see how amazing batik is?

Due to that term, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, our incumbent president, told us, the Indonesian, to wear batik at October 2, 2009, as a form to appreciate batik coz batik is now recognized as the WORLD HERITAGE! Will you wear batik on that day? Hehe XD

Anyway, did you guys, bloggers, notice this...?

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We need to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BLOGGER!!!

Enough for today, peepers!
Need to prepare for tomorrow tasks.
I'm leaving now.
Bye~

[P.S : If Sho Sakurai scared of heights, then my dad feel the same too.. so the equation goes here : ]

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7 comments:

  1. setuja.....!!!!!
    BATIK IS THE BEST....!!!
    oh hr ini lu k sarina y....
    kayaknya asik bgt tuh....hehe... XD

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  2. Akhirnya gw BERHASIL nulis comment di blog lu ni.... hahaha...

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  3. bukan hari ini.
    hari minggu kemaren gw ke Sarinah nya :D hehe

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  4. nia, it's funny when you wrote
    My daddy = my sho
    jadi lo punya bokap artis yeehh. hahaha

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  5. @rheta : thankss rheta.. haha.. iya neh.. berharap bokap gw adalah artis kayak Sakurai Sho^^

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