Film About Pekalongan Batik Starts Production
The city of Pekalongan, Central Java, takes its reputation as a renowned center for batik seriously, so much so that it has made learning how to make the cloth a compulsory requirement for students.
This move earned the town an award from Unesco in November 2009.
“Pekalongan is the only place in the world that includes cultural preservation into its school curriculum and the students love it. Many of them show high craftmanship and produce beautiful batik made with patience and love,” said Gaura
Mancacaritadipura, a cultural enthusiast and consultant for various government institutions, including the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, as well as the Pekalongan Batik Museum Institution.