Expo Centre to showcase textile art from Indonesia

DUBAI — The Indonesia Solo Exhibition 2005, which will be held at the Expo Centre in Sharjah from September 19 to 23, will feature an exotic textile art from Indonesia 'batik'.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Wed 29 Jun 2005, 10:20 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:49 PM

Among Indonesian signature products, batik is by far the most famous. Its philosophical and historical value has contributed to the promotion of batik as an exotic and artistic export.

Rhenald Kasali, Special Adviser to the Indonesian Minister of Trade who is now in charge of NAFED (the National Agency for Export Development), said the exhibition will display batik not only in clothes but also in many items like hats, wallets, ladies' bags, shoes, and more.

"We are proud of batik because it is well-known and liked not only in Indonesia but all over the world," he said.

There are several types of batik based on the origin. Each type represents the diverse and rich culture of Indonesia. These include the batik of Central Java, Pekalongan, Cirebon, Lasem, Jogyakarta and Surakarta.

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