on June 1, President Joko Widodo became a ceremony inspector to commemorate the birthday of ‘Pancasila’. The ceremony was held at the courtyard of the Pancasila Building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Central Jakarta. He acted as the inspector virtually through the Bogor Presidential Palace. Interestingly, when leading the ceremony to commemorate the Birthday of Pancasila, President Joko Widodo appeared to wear the traditional apparel from Tanah Bumbu, South Kalimantan.
For today’s edition of Indonesian Wonder, I am going to introduce traditional apparel of Tanah Bumbu
At the ceremony to commemorate the Birthday of Pancasila, President Joko Widodo wore black clothes, and matched it with a distinctive green-patterned hat. This is the traditional apparel from Tanah Bumbu. The traditional apparel of Tanah Bumbu Bugis Pagatan is characterized by the use of Pagatan woven fabrics. This apparel is used as a sarong and also a laung or head covering. The meaning of the sarong used in this traditional dress is as a symbol of skilled and hardworking humans. Laung symbolizes authority and might.
While, the inside of the shirt is called ‘Teluk Balana’ which is a symbol of the religious clothes of the archipelago. The trousers and belt worn also have meaning. The pants are a symbol of loyalty, and a cloth belt represents a symbol of simplicity. As a complement, there is a flower or gold flower on the left chest as a symbol of a wise leader.