"By appearing at ASC New York Fashion Week, not only New Yorkers will get to know Mandeh Rubiah Batik but also citizens of the world," said Chairman of the Pesisir Selatan Regional Crafts Council (Dekranasda), Pesisir Selatan, Lisda Hendrajoni in Painan, on Sunday August 25 .
He added that Mandeh Rubiah's batik would become more widely known and become a topic of discussion, in that event his party also collaborated with a well-known designer, Novita Sari.
"For the advancement of the region, we don't want half measures, we immediately took Novita Sari," he added.
He revealed, the appearance of Mandeh Rubiah batik at the international event was the second step to popularize the batik, having previously been launched on Saturday, August 24 in Painan.
According to him, batik Mandeh Rubiah was inspired by the classic motifs found in the ancient manuscripts of the Rumah Gadang Mandeh Rubiah collection located in the local area.
From the thousands of motifs in the ancient manuscript there, only four motifs were adopted and the next motif was adopted in stages.
Previously, Andalas University philologist, Dr. Pramono said Mandeh Rubiah batik had many advantages, the first of which had strong cultural roots because it came from cultural heritage.
Secondly, it has an unbeatable historical event that makes the motif more exclusive.
"Those are just a few of the many advantages possessed by Mandeh Rubiah batik and certainly these are not owned by the creativities that are born at this time," he said.
Baca juga: Batik Mandeh Rubiah bakal "nampang" di New York
Baca juga: Filolog sebut Motif Batik Mandeh Rubiah berumur Dua Abad
Baca juga: Akademisi menilai motif batik dari naskah kuno bernilai ekonomi tinggi
Editor: Mutiara Ramadhani
Translated:by Internship Student of ANTARA 2019