When you (accidentally) travel around Jogja on Kamis Pahing, you will probably meet some students wearing traditional clothes just like Kebaya, Beskap, Jarik, together with Blankon. This government regulation not only apply on public schools, but also for them who holding public office especially as a representative of an organization or government department. The rule, however, made Lurik become more popular because nowadays everybody can wear it as school uniform. Not only special circles inside Keraton Jogja.

So I took two short trips around Sleman and Jogja to met traditional Lurik weavers. It was an interesting factory visit. You’ll see the worker 90% are old men and women. So, if there’s a proverb said, “Yang muda yang berkarya”, it does not apply there.

The writing abaout Lurik published on Travelounge Magz January 2017 edition. Actually, Dian Prasetyo, my husband, helped me to take some photographs. It didn’t mentioned on the magz. And I don’t know why. Hahaha… it’s not a big deal anyway 🙂

(Dwi Putri Ratnasari)

 

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