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Traditional clothes of South Timor Tengah

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Considering that the Covid-19 virus pandemic is still spreading, the 75th Anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia on August 17 was held simply, solemnly and applying health protocols. At the Independence Ceremony, like in the previous years, President Joko Widodo wore traditional clothes because he wants to show Indonesia as a rich and diverse country.

In the Proclamation ceremony this year, President Joko Widodo wore the traditional clothes from South Timor Tengah Regency, East Nusa Tenggara province. The president wore the traditional cloth with Kaif berantai nunkòlo motif. The motif has been modified from geometrical motif with batañg tengah which means water sources, and the jagged edges symbolizing the hilly and meandering areas. While, the red cloth motif symbolizes the courage of Nunkola men. Various accessories are completed the beauty of the woven fabric. This traditional costume is also completed with a betel nut bag, slung on the side. In some regions in Indonesia eating betel nut is a culture of unity and also symbolizes love and respect. The President also wore a headband called Pilu with Yi U Raja, symbolizing a Crown, a sign of the King's greatness.

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