ISLAMABAD, NOV 22 (DNA) – The Indonesia cultural icon fascinated the participants of Batik workshop, who gathered at the Iqra University premises to practically take part in Batik preparation drill.
The Indonesian embassy and Iqra University jointly organized the Batik art workshop. Counselor of Indonesian embassy Denny Besuki was the chief guest.
The workshop provided the guests with an opportunity to understand and get exposure to the Indonesia’s diverse culture and its philosophical, cultural and historical values through its signature and most famous Indonesian textile which is called Batik.
Participants were informed that Batik was increasingly becoming popular across the world and has been added to the Representative List of UNESCO’s World Intangible Cultural Heritage by recognizing Indonesia as the origin and home to this exclusive art form.
It may be mentioned here that to conduct the workshops, the Embassy had invited batik maestros Fonna Melania Djuwaeni, Ulfah Yulaifah and Andri Purbawiana from the Sukabumi Region of Java Island to showcase and share some basics of the wonderful ancient art form with the enthusiast participants.
Fonna and her team specializes in Botanical Print Dyeing and Mixed Techniques or Eco-printing which is a technique that uses plants, leaves and flowers to leave their shapes, color, and marks on the fabric.
Batik as both an art and a craft is a wonderful creative medium. The art of decorating cloth in this way, using wax and dye, has been practiced for centuries.=DNA