70 years of Indo-Indonesian relationship celebrated with Batik and Khadi fashion show at Indonesian embassy, Delhi

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 The embassy of Indonesia presented a scintilating fashion show recently to celebrate the strong cultural and social relationship India and Indonesia have enjoyed for the last 70 years.  Presenting their collections were well known designers from Indonesia and India Ritu Beri who presented a collection of contemporary and traditional Khadi silhouettes  which included bridal wear. This was followed by classical Batik patterns on Khadi by noted Indonesian designer Arty Israwan and contemporary Batik patterns on Khadi by another well-known Indonesian designer Hendri Budiman. The show ended with display of exquisite Batik patterns on Saree by the celebrity fashion designer Carmanita from Indonesia. Bali in Indonesia is one of the popular destinations for weddings for Indians.

Batik and Khadi share a similar past and history and this may be one of the reason why both fuse together so well. Batik originated in Indonesia and symbolizes cultural ethos of it where as Khadi originated in India and can be called as an Indian national dress. Batik is a method (originally used in Java, but now spread throughout Indonesia) of producing coloured designs on textiles by dyeing them, having first applied wax to the parts to be left undyed. Quite similarly Khadi is an extensive process of creating hand spun yarn and then hand weaving into cloth. But despite originating from two different cultures both gel as both are traditional and largely hand woven.

According to his Excellency Sidharto Reza Suryodipuro, Ambassador of Indonesia, “The fashion show not just showcases strong cultural and social bond enjoyed by both the countries but by promoting Batik and Khadi, we can open up significant employment and business opportunities for villagers both here in India as well as in Indonesia. It can have such a strong impact on the rural economy and contribute to further strengthening of ties between the two countries.” The Indonesian Embassy has lined up a series of events here in India to celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Only recently, a 15 days’ event was held at Dilli Haat on the occasion of the 33rd edition of Dastkari Haat Crafts Bazaar. During this, craft and skill exchange program, batik and pottery workshop by Indonesian artists was organised.

From Left Sidharto Reza Suryodipuro, Ambassador of Indonesia, Union Minister Vijay Goel and wife of Indonesian Ambassador Dewi Ratna

 Fashion Designer Ritu Beri with models wearing her creations

Indonesian fashion designer Arty Israwan showcased her collection

 Fashion designer Carmanita showcased beautiful wearable collection






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