Batik is a technique that uses wax-resist dying being applied to a cloth.
Originating in Indonesia, UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has recognised Batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on 2nd October 2009. Now celebrating 2nd October as National Batik Day in Indonesia, people commit to wearing Batik attire and to organise various related activities in an effort to maintain and use Batik, not only for formal events but during in any occasion.
Hotel Borobudur Jakarta joins the celebration of National Batik Day and, in collaboration with Batik Tjempaka Gading, presents Batik Corner, which started on 1st October and is running until 14th October 2019, located in the Bogor Cafe.
Various kinds of Batik representing different regions of Indonesia are on display and guests are invited to learn how to draw Batik in the traditional way, from preparation of the wax to the drying process of the fabric directly from the expert of Batik Tjempaka Gading.
As a special on Sunday, guests who are staying at the hotel and dine in at Bogor Cafe are able to bring their children to get free Batik drawing classes and bring their finished Batik home.
Hotel Borobudur Jakarta has always participated in National Batik Day over the years as a commitment to support and conserve the heritage of Indonesian Batik, not only in Indonesia but also worldwide. The hotel’s management and staff took part in the celebrations of National Batik Day by wearing their best Batik outfits for the whole day on 2nd October 2019.