A portrait of the combination of Indonesian batik with the icons of countries in the world. National Batik Day is celebrate every year on 2 October. Batik is one of the Indonesian characters that has been recognize by the world.
The world cultural organization, UNESCO, has even established batik as a masterpiece of human heritage for native Indonesian oral and intangible culture or the Masterpiece of The Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
Batik in modern times has transformed into something more ‘pop’. However, the philosophy and meaning behind each motif, color, and material are maintain as cultural roots that should not fade.
Young people are now re-popularizing batik. Not a few who do their daily activities wearing batik cloth. It is a form of love for the younger generation for the nation’s heritage.
However, another way is done by a young man name Yos Christian Addyputra, owner of Garuda Kencana Batik. He and his team tried to combine batik with world icons. This collaboration even involves the ambassadors of each selected country.
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“We are collaborating with 17 Ambassadors of friendly countries. Each of them wears a batik that we have designed with cultural and cultural icons of each representative country. My inspiration is to make batik global,” said Yos at MNC Portal, Friday (1/10/2010). 2021).
The action of Yos and his team is part of a program entitled ‘Batik for The World’, in fashion collaboration with Singapore-based magazine, Tatler. So, Yos tried to explore the beauty of typical Indonesian batik motifs with world icons, from Europe to Africa.
So, here is an example of a batik collection which is the result of a collaboration between typical Indonesian batik and world icons worn by ambassadors of each country:
Batik Gurdo Petra Kembangan (Jordan)
Lastly the splendor of Petra as a historical place in Jordan can be fuse with the Garuda-shape batik motif. Because of that Petra which means stone in Greek is a historical site build by the Nabatean Empire in the heart of Mount Shara around 9-40 BC.
To add to the beauty of batik, Yos gave another touch, namely black iris flowers as Jordan’s national flower.
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