Many ones said that most Indonesian youth spend their time and interest to foreign culture more than their own heritage. When i heard such statement, i couldn't say that it was wrong, because it simply is not, and to think deeper about it, it is kinda sad, isn't it?
Lately, we (Indonesia) have been having some of our very own traditional art and legacy being claimed by other countries, and it intrigued a very sensitive issues between the countries themselves, and of course, the people. We are angry, most cursed those countries via anything, from facebook status update, twitter, to a big demonstration, but did we do anything that is truly necessary? we should preserve and protect them by understanding them a little bit deeper
Such mission is carried by many designers and stores, one of them is TIKshirt, a brand by Iwet Ramadhan that try to bring traditional batik in a more modern and youthful way, located at Level One, Grand Indonesia. Started from an idealist project, TIKshirt has just reached its first anniversary, and to celebrate such occasion, TIKshirt held a very lovely event, colaborating with "Mbatik Yuuk" community, they invited some Indonesian urban youngsters (including me, perharps? >.<) to embrace a little of one of Indonesia's best creation, batik. They taught us to do batik on a hankerchief, and let me tell you people, it was VERY VERY VERY difficult ! ! ! I've seen it a lot on TV and i never tought that it's that hard
i bring along a very fierce friend that day, Cindy Karmoko! LOL
and appearantly she's (Cindy Karmoko) is an expertise! pissed me off to see how good she was! -___-"
the brilliant Evita Nuh was caught in excitement and concentration
shamelessly showing off my "avant garde" *sigh*
With Iwet Ramadhan
Thanks to Rani, Evita's big sister for the photo!
Now i understand why hand made batik are very pricey, it is the HARD WORK behind the process, the spirit and the soul that they poured in into the a simple fabric that they turn into a very beautiful and expensive one
Salute ! Don't ever let anyone claim what we have again ! ! !
Until the next malfunction box ! ! !