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Friday is Indonesian Batik Day

October 24, 2009 · 3

Shinta Handamari - Shima Batik Chiffon, Charles Jourdan Black Ankle Boots - Friday is Indonesian Batik Day

Indonesians have been asked to wear batik on Oct. 2, following UNESCO’s decision to add the traditional dyeing technique to its Intangible Cultural Heritage from Indonesia list.

The listing, which will give the age-old batik tradition some degree of protection under the UNESCO charter, was made official at an event in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, between Sep. 28 and Oct. 2.

To acknowledge the listing, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has asked all Indonesians to wear batik.

“Batik is regarded as a cultural icon with its own uniqueness. It contains symbols and a deep philosophy of the human life cycle — and it was submitted by Indonesia as a non-material element of cultural heritage,� Coordinating Minister for the People’s Welfare Aburizal Bakrie told a press conference at Bogor Presidential Palace on Monday.

“We’ve been told that batik has been recognized as an element of global cultural heritage produced by Indonesians. The President has called on all Indonesians to wear batik on Oct. 2, to celebrate batik.�

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Batik Chiffon
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Black Ankle Boots

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