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The arrival of batik cetak (printed batik) was a disaster for Indonesia’s batik tulis (hand-drawn batik) industry. Batik tulis producers try to survive in this market. They try to be innovative, from developing a tourism batik village to modifying their batik’s style and colors.
Solo is the birthplace of Go Tik Swan, the Chinese batik maestro who was bestowed the royal title of Panembahan Hardjonagoro from the Kasunanan Palace of Surakarta. Go was President Sukarno’s favourite batik master. Indonesia’s first president asked him to create batik Indonesia, with some designs still in existence now.
Facing the Onslaught of Printed Batik
Disaster relief efforts are facing numerous problems in Central Sulawesi, from poor inter-agency coordination to looting. The regional government is only able to carry out sporadic efforts.
The government is troubled by hoax and disinformation circulating during the emergency response period.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 which occurred on Friday two weeks ago has brought massive devastation to the west coast of Central Sulawesi. The tsunami which followed in its wake swept across Donggala and Palu Bay. The quake caused soil liquefaction, resulting in six villages in the City of Palu and the Sigi Regency being subjected to a flow of liquefied earth.
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