Batik, the cultural heritage of Indonesia, celebrates kedigdayaannya today, October 2, 2012. Each date listed, is celebrated as the Day of National Batik. Coinciding with the establishment of batik as a Cultural Heritage for Humanity Oral and Nonbendawi by UNESCO in 2009 ago.
Various celebrations conducted by the country. As the use batik on race day or even batik as do the police woman (policewoman) hump Park, Surabaya, East Java, on Monday (1/10).
Batik is considered more than just fruit of reason the people of Indonesia. Because its a national identity through symbols carved and unique, gorgeous colors, and no two designs. Mentioned in UNESCO sites, batik also contains a set of patterns that reflect a variety of influences other nations. Ranging from Arabic calligraphy, European bouquets, Chinese phoenixes, peacocks and Persia.
Sales batik Lasem, Rembang, Central Java. This region is known batik motif different coastal. (Hafidz Novalsyah / NGI)
"Batik is often passed down in families from generation to generation. Carving batik Indonesia intertwined with national identity," said the statement.
However, the existence of batik batik is now crammed with the presence of "foreign." Usually this kind of batik originated from China with cheaper prices. Said the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Menparekraf) Mari Elka Pangestu, batik patterned textiles is not batik. "Its cheap, but in the end is how we educate the consumer," he said in a press conference on Monday (1/10).
Another threat is foreign entrepreneurs who unhesitatingly poured a lot of money to follow the example of Indonesian batik motif. On the other hand, local craftsmen country needs funds because it is difficult to develop the business with independent capital.
It was felt Mother Ninik, traditional batik entrepreneurs Sentra Batik Trusmi, Cirebon, West Java. Unique motifs homemade bought by a Japanese businessman. The funds can then be dialed back to being a family of venture capital that has entered the fifth generation.
"They (Japanese businessman) to come and look at our collection and have made replica. These craftsmen we do not have capital and private capital only, dig a hole close the hole," said Mrs. Ninik who opened a boutique with the name Batik Ninik Ichsan.
Although impressed conservative, batik became one of Indonesias representative on the world stage. The award against him could be realized with the use of original handmade batik of the nation. So, what clothes you wear batik today?