Moscow, MINA – The commemoration of Indonesian Batik Day is not only held in Indonesia, but also in Moscow, Russia.
The staff of the Indonesian Embassy in Moscow and students of Indonesian School of Moscow also dressed in batik at National Batik Day on Wednesday, October 3.
To celebrate Batik Day, the staff of the Indonesian Embassy in Moscow, including the Indonesian Ambassador to the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, M. Wahid Supriyadi, visited the Red Square to walk around for a moment and take pictures.
The event is also part of an effort to introduce batik to the local community.
The staff wore batik in various shades and colors like being a “batik fashion show” and was of concern, not only to Russians but other foreign tourists around the Red Square.
Some of the visitors took part in capturing the action with their smartphones and even took pictures together.
Ambassador Wahid said Indonesian batik had been established by UNESCO as a Humanitarian Heritage for Oral and Non-Bendawi Culture at UNESCO meeting ten years ago in Abu Dhabi.
It happened that at that time Ambassador Wahid was served as the Indonesian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and was given the opportunity to deliver his speech.
Ambassador Wahid invited Indonesian people, including those living in Moscow, to maintain and preserve batik.
In addition, batik also needs to be promoted to the international world, not least in Russia. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)