My poor batik and tempe

11 Jul

my backjust seeing handycraft exhibitions with mona

the exhibition was not that satisfying, almost every stall display batik and some bead jewelry. i wonder why they could not make any cool modification, it’s so boring to have the same pattern and somewhat same color of batik.

it does not mean that i dont like it. rather, i wear it almost everyday at home, it’s so comfy; daster that’s what indonesian call.

one unique thing about daster is that the older it is the more comfortable it is to be used. and even when it’s torn in some parts,  it s even better.

as indonesian origin patterns of fabrics, it is in danger as other countries have tried to claim it as their own by making patents on it. too bad, if indonesian peoples cannot hold it, then it’ll be other countries,  it’s like stolen feature. i also wonder why some countries are likely to claim other countries traditional symbols or feature or even food as i heard that Japan has claimed that tempe is their original food thus no one in this world could use it for any commercial purpose.


we cannot claim other countries’ symbol, food, original cloth or whatever it is just because we need huge amount of money. we just cannot make any patents or claim intellectual rights for what we have not own. it’s stealing other countries intellectual property rights.

why cannot each country in this big world does not bother other countries,

probably it is not the y it works.

probably it is not


Posted by on July 11, 2007 in JUICY JUICE


5 responses to “My poor batik and tempe

  1. ndah

    July 12, 2007 at 9:24 am

    I love it …

  2. kardi

    July 13, 2007 at 3:04 pm


    Aku coba untuk

    best and regards


  3. sylvia

    July 14, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    hai kardi, thanks for da chatting, why i cannot se your email here? do u mind?

  4. dyno

    July 16, 2007 at 1:28 am

    Malaysia have to lay to claim one of origin design of Batik as their own by making patents on it. For your information, Malaysia learn about batik from indonesia. It’s crazy!

  5. sylvia

    July 16, 2007 at 5:33 am

    yah Dyno, i knew it!!,
    it even shows how not creative they are. even japan claims “kunyit” as their own natural resources.


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