Oct 2, 2009 was indeed the day that I was so happy, elated, jumping for joy to see everyone wearing batik.
UNESCO has officially declared Indonesia’s batik — a traditional wax-resistant dyeing technique used on textiles — as part of the world’s intangible cultural heritage in its session in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates.
Now I wish everyday was like Oct 2 or I should start a trending topic #batikfriday at Twitter. It was a sea of batik everywhere, offices, the malls, the streets even at my office @ Bubu.com. So yesterday, I started the day by becoming the guest speaker at I-radio 89.6 FM to talk about my love for Indonesian Batik.
That morning, I asked my close friend Insana Habibie to accompany me to be one of the guest speakers as well.
She would be the perfect person to talk anything on Batik. She has the same passion as me, even better she designs and produces the most gorgeous batik cloths that I know of. So that day, I wore one of her design from ‘Limaran’ batik collection, a gorgeous grey batik wrap scattered with hot pink flowers then embroidered with silver and gold flowers.
I wore it with my hot pink Mango silk blouse and a matching hot pink suede heels.
Insana looked extra beautiful that day, she wore her brick brown batik with a nice casual white tshirt….so effortlessly chic. Love it Insana!
After the I-Radio interview, we headed to BPPT building, since I was invited by Bpk Kusmayanto Kadiman, Minister of Research and Technology to attend an exhibition and talk show on “BATIK: Kreatifitas Budaya dan Teknologi Indonesia”.
It was Mas Iwan Tirta and Mas Komar from Batik Komar that were the guest speakers. The lobby of the building was packed with batik being exhibited all over and from everyone wearing them. This is really what you call “SEA of BATIK”. I was just mesmerized by the day and the moment, being the batik evangelist that I am. I want everyday a Batik day now.