Welcoming the Excitement of PON 2021, Papuans are Trained to Make Batik

goodmorningpapua.com-In an effort to prepare for the National Sports Week (PON) XX 2021 in October and also to prepare to enter the batik industry, a number of indigenous Papuan batik makers (OAP) in Jayapura Regency, Papua Province are trained in batik.

The batik training of level 2 (continued) was held by the Jayapura Regency Cooperatives and UKM (Dinkop&UKM) Office so that local batik makers from various regions in Jayapura Regency could improve their creativity and increase their income from the batik business.

There were at least 15 participants, both male and female. They were enthusiastic about participating in batik training, starting from making stamped batik, written batik, batik colouring to batik bureaus.

The owner (Owner) of Natural Dyes Batik at Acacia Batik Jogjakarta said that the process of batik is not something that can be done instantly, that is, it can be carried out in an instant ways. However, there is a process must be passed in stages. There must be perseverance, prudence, tenacity and thoroughness.

For that, it is necessary to take quick steps, without having to dip and boil. However, the process still exists.

He said that he and two other colleagues from Batik Akasia Jogjakarta were invited by the Jayapura Regency Cooperatives and SMEs Service to conduct level 2 or advanced batik training for local batik in Jayapura Regency, Papua.

“This training was held for 10 days starting from June 15, 2021 and God willing, it will end on June 25, 2021, by presenting 15 participants from local Papuan batik. This time, the basic specifications of the training participants are starting to appear in this advanced training.” he added.

According to Ii Hurairoh, local batik makers in the batik training process this time in receiving material have now begun to catch on and have also begun to open their horizons about batik.

With this training, he hopes that the participants will be able to become entrepreneurs on their own. “So armed with the ability to make batik, they can be creative in the future to improve their economy,” Hurairoh hoped.

Meanwhile, in the same place, the Head of the Jayapura Regency Cooperatives and SMEs Office, Parson Horota, through his secretary Lenora Bemei, SE, M.Si, explained that the batik training on the fourth day had begun to be seen in terms of insertion.

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