So, 02 October 2009 was Batik Day in Indonesia. I did not know that, but oddly enough, I noticed that "Batik" was a trending topic on Twitter. It only really caught my attention because I had just received a Batik shirt as a gift from Ari (TB: ariwardani) when her husband came to Chicago on a business trip. So when I found out it was Batik day & I had a Batik shirt - well, I decided I'd better wear it. :)
Why was October 2nd Batik day? What does Batik mean? Well, UNESCO can answer that:
October 2nd was they day UNESCO added the dying process to its Intangible Heritage list.