In an effort to maintain Yogyakarta’s image as the World’s Batik City, Indonesia Organic Community in Yogyakarta is hosting an event named Organic, Green and Heal Istimewa III on Nov. 10-12. (JP/tarko sudiarno)
In an effort to maintain Yogyakarta’s image as the World’s Batik City, Indonesia Organic Community in Yogyakarta is hosting an event named Organic, Green and Heal Istimewa III on Nov. 10-12.
Themed "Yogyakarta The World’s Batik City Eco Culture Tourism", the event is an expo of organic products that will be held at Embung Langensari, Yogyakarta.
Prior to the event, the committee will hold a seminar about the expo’s main theme on Nov. 8 at Aula Telkom Yogyakarta. Limited to only 100 participants, the seminar will discuss the book titled “Resonansi Filosofi Batik Zat Pewarna Alam” (The Philosophy Resonance of Natural-Colored Batik).
The head of KOI Yogyakarta-Central Java Agung Saputra said that most people only associate the concept of organic with food, “The organic concept also includes health, eco-friendliness and the organic [term] itself,” told Agung.
“It’s time to understand about batik that uses natural coloring and organic batik; let’s present Yogyakarta as the world’s batik city,” Agung added.
The decision to hold OGH Istimewa III at Embung Langensari, an open area located in the center of Yogyakarta, is not without reason. The event wants to shed the expensive and exclusive image that is attached on organic products and present them as affordable.
The event will feature 80 booths consisting of KOI members from Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Jakarta and other cities.
The expo will be available for the public from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Other activities during the expo include batik competition for elementary school students, talk show about “The Secret Behind Philosophy and Resonance of Natural-Colored Batik,” Shibori Basic Workshop Using Natural Dyes, Eco Print workshop, recycled and natural Batik fashion shows, healthy culinary workshop, live rice and aquaponics talk show and a talk show on building a product marketplace. (kes)