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