The Indonesian Embassy in Rabat Holds a Mini Exhibition: The Beauty of Indonesian Batik KBRI RABAT
Indonesian representatives in Rabat, Morocco celebrated the National Batik Day by holding a Mini Exhibition: The Beauty of Indonesian Batik on 9 October. Quoted from the website of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday (13/10), this event was attended by at least 19 invitees, including the Japanese Ambassador, Senegalese Ambassador, Moroccan citizens and students from some countries.
Indonesian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Hasrul Azwar in his opening speech said that Batik is one of the assets of the Indonesian nation in international cooperation. The values of creativity, patience and tradition that are reflected in the culture of making batik are national assets that need to be preserved and developed. In addition, Batik has also a competitive economic value. Apart from the Batik exhibition, the activity was also filled with making batik demonstrations and Angklung music performances by the Indonesian Student Association in Morocco. Some of the invited guests who were present were interested in trying to make Batik and play the Angklung musical instrument. At the end of the activity, the guests were treated to a variety of Indonesian special cuisine, such as satay and fried rice.
One of the Yemeni students who attended said that he was very impressed with the culture displayed and wanted to be able to visit Indonesia. Moroccan health protocols limit the gathering of no more than 20 people in one activity. For this reason, the Indonesian Embassy in Rabat also broadcasted this activity virtually via Zoom and Youtube to provide an opportunity for those who could not attend due to these restrictions.