Foto: Dok. KJRI Chicago
Foto: Dok. KJRI Chicago

Pamor batik juga sampai ke Negara Paman Sam. Khusus untuk kota Chicago, batik motif mega mendung jadi favoritnya.

Pamor batik also reached the State of Uncle Sam. Especially for the city of Chicago, batik motifs mega overcast so favorite.

Daniel Gundlach, seorang pemerhati dan kolektor batik asal San Francisco, mengungkap hal tersebut dalam Seminar “Celebrating Batik as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” di Indonesian Cultural Center, Chicago, Selasa (31/10/2017). Seminar ini diadakan oleh KJRI Chicago di dalam rangka perayaan Hari Batik Nasional 2017.

Daniel Gundlach, an observer and batik collector from San Francisco, revealed it in the Seminar “Celebrating Batik as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” at the Indonesian Cultural Center, Chicago, Tuesday (31/10/2017). The seminar was held by the Consulate in Chicago in the framework of the celebration of National Batik Day 2017.

Menurut Gundlach, bentuk awan dan warna yang cerah pada batik mega mendung menjadi keunikan yang menarik minat masyarakat AS. Adapun, selain mega mendung, Gundlach juga menceritakan sejarah batik, filosofi berbagai motif batik serta teknik pembuatannya.

According to Gundlach, cloud form and bright colors on mega cloudy batik become uniqueness that attracts US public. Meanwhile, in addition to mega cloudy, Gundlach also tells the history of batik, the philosophy of various batik motifs and techniques of making.

Foto: Dok. KJRI Chicago

Pada kesempatan itu, Gundlach, yang memiliki 25 tahun pengalaman berkeliling Indonesia untuk mempelajari seluk beluk batik, menampilkan batik dalam berbagai bentuk dan kegunaan. Mulai dari kain, sarung, gendongan bayi, selendang hingga syal.

On that occasion, Gundlach, who has 25 years of experience traveling around Indonesia to learn the inside and outside of batik, featuring batik in various forms and uses. Starting from cloth, sarong, baby carrier, scarf to shawl.

Mengingat AS memiliki musim gugur dan dingin, bentuk syal sangat diminati. Hal ini semakin memperkuat Chicago sebagai pasar yang potensial untuk digarap para pengusaha batik.

In giving that US has autumn and winter, shawls are in great demand. This further strengthens Chicago as a potential market for cultivated batik entrepreneurs.

 

“Terdapat pasar potensial bagi batik Indonesia di AS, yang hanya dapat dikembangkan dengan meningkatkan pemahaman publik AS terhadap batik,” ungkap Konsul Jenderal RI di Chicago Rosmalawati Chalid.

“There is a potential market for Indonesian batik in the US, which can only be developed by increasing US public understanding of batik,” said Consul General in Chicago Rosmalawati Chalid.

Untuk memopulerkan batik di AS, KJRI Chicago terus melakukan berbagai kegiatan, khususnya di wilayah midwest.

To popularize batik in the US, KJRI Chicago continues to perform various activities, especially in the midwest.

Pada tahun 2017, diplomasi batik yang dilaksanakan KJRI Chicago meliputi pameran batik di University of Kentucky dan Art Institute of Chicago, serta fashion show dalam pameran TTI “Remarkable Indonesia Fair 2017”.

In 2017, batik diplomacy conducted by the Consulate of Chicago covers batik exhibitions at the University of Kentucky and Art Institute of Chicago, as well as a fashion show in the TTI exhibition “Remarkable Indonesia Fair 2017”.

sumber: https://m.detik.com/wolipop/read/2017/11/01/183609/3709761/233/

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