Saturday, October 2, 2010
On 2 October 2009, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultutal Organization (UNESCO) has announced that Batik as Indonesia's traditional textile dying technique as an intangible element of the world's cultural heritage.
Since then Indonesians wear Batik shirt/dress more often than before a.o wearing them to the office on Fridays.
The growth in consumption of Batik textile and garment is obviously a very good development for Indonesia's Batik textile industries.
However, with the ASEAN China Free Trade Agreement effective 1 January 2010, Batik textiles and garments from other countries especial cheap ones from the People's Republic of China have also enjoyed this growing market.
- UN Batik Recognition Swells Indonesia (The Jakarta Globe)
- Yudoyono calls for batik day (The Jakarta Post)
- Batik Cina Kian Mengancam (Inilah.com)
Photo of Batik : Courtesy of Deplu.