Lasem Batik Demands Increase

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  • Seorang pengunjung memilih kain batik Lasem, pada Finance & UMKM Expo di Semarang, Jateng, Jumat (25/5). ANTARA/R. Rekotomo

    Seorang pengunjung memilih kain batik Lasem, pada Finance & UMKM Expo di Semarang, Jateng, Jumat (25/5). ANTARA/R. Rekotomo

    TEMPO.CO, Rembang – A number of Lasem Batik crafters in Rembang, Central Java, admitted to receive an increasing demand during the holy month of Ramadhan. "Demands increased to 25 percent compared to regular days," said Riva'i, the Head of Lasem Batik Cluster.

    "Orders come from major cities like Jakarta and Surabaya," Riva'i added. "Currently, we increase production to 3,000 cuts per month."

    Santoso, a batik crafter, mentioned that batik trend is dominated with bright colors, featuring blue or red. Most customers from Surabaya, Surakarta and Yogyakarta loved the classic design of Lasem Batik, which he claimed to have prepared around 500 designs. 

    BANDELAN AMARUDIN