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The Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs said that spice commodities were an opportunity for Indonesia to target new export markets that were not mainstream.

"The spice path is in line with the wishes of the President, namely to seek a non-mainstream market, one that is expected to be Africa," said Expert Staff for the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Socio-Anthropology Tukul Rameyo Adi as quoted by Antara on Tuesday (3/19 / 2019).

According to Tukul, Africa in the future will be used as a spice trade alliance as happened in the past.

"So the spice pathway can become big again and serve as a platform for economic alliances like China does through the silk route," he said.

Tukul said that the spice trade alliance with Africa had been initiated in the Indonesia-Africa Forum held in 2018. In the economic forum, it was proposed that the spice pathway that had familiarized Indonesia and Africa could be re-appointed in the economic corridor.

It is hoped that the trade alliance with Africa can make spice commodities not just for the sake of buying and selling but can encourage innovation and arouse the archipelago's maritime culture.

"We used to trade, we have a spice culture. But it must be admitted that after more than 350 years, spices have only become a commodity of buying and selling, not culture anymore. This is what we want to generate," he said.

The coach of the Spice Nation Foundation Bram Kushardjanto stressed that Indonesia has great potential to return to triumph with spices.

"We are still the biggest to date. The problem is that sales must go through Vietnam or India, but we are still the biggest producer (in the world)," he said.

Indonesian superior commodities include cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon to aromatic wood such as gaharu, gambier, sandalwood and incense.



source: ekonomi.bisnis.com
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Model pakaian batik saat ini berkembang pesat dari tahun ke tahun. Banyak variasi model muncul dalam banyak kesempatan. Misalnya saja di peragaan busana / peragaan busana. Pertumbuhan model batik ini tentu saja berbanding lurus dengan inovasi yang terus melahirkan berbagai pakaian batik kreatif oleh desainer ahli. Mulai dari desainer dalam dan luar negeri, mereka sangat tertarik untuk bekerja di industri yang satu ini.

Batik kini telah mengalami perkembangan pesat. Batik adalah tradisi melukis pada kain asli Indonesia. Kain-kain tersebut dilukis dengan berbagai motif unik dan khas yang kemudian juga digunakan oleh masyarakat. Batik melambangkan model busana nusantara tradisional, yang sampai sekarang terus eksis dan terus tumbuh dan berkembang lebih baik dalam hal kombinasi yang lebih modern dan trendi, ini tentunya karena model pakaian batik terus mengikuti perkembangan mode dunia saat ini yang semakin pesat.

Beragam desain model batik wanita sendiri jika dilihat dari tampilannya sama dengan desain model batik pria, tetapi perbedaan yang sangat mencolok antara keduanya adalah dari segi kombinasi dan model yang beragam sehingga wanita sangat mudah menemukan cantik terbaru. model batik jika mereka mengenakan pakaian batik dengan berbagai kombinasi modern baik model atasan batik bawahan bahkan dapat dikombinasikan dengan motif dan pola batik yang khas.

Pembuatannya agak rumit, yaitu dengan menggunakan canting, pensil, dan malam (lilin khas batik). Namun seiring dengan perkembangan zaman, sekarang teknologi membuat batik lebih mudah dengan teknologi cap dan cetak seperti sablon dan percetakan. Kita tentu sering menemukan gerai toko pakaian batik dengan berbagai jenis model batik khas, seperti batik pasangan, batik Pekalongan, batik mega mendung, batik solo dan sebagainya.

Di era modern ini, perkembangan batik tentu semakin modern. Modern di sini berarti bahwa dari segi desain, gaya, motif hingga bahan yang digunakan mengikuti tren yang ada saat ini atau yang biasa disebut tren saat ini. Seperti salah satu produsen kain dan fesyen batik, Batik Unggul Jaya yang berlokasi di Desa Samborejo, Kecamatan Tirto, Kabupaten Pekalongan, memiliki produk-produk terkenal untuk penduduk Indonesia melalui berbagai merek seperti Istana Presiden, H Santoso, CakNing, Suramadu, Sekar Mekar, Bumi Jaya, Batik Kenz, Cibulan, dan sebagainya.

Semua produk kami diproduksi dengan mesin sehingga konsistensi kualitas kami dapat dipertahankan. Sebagian besar produk menggunakan kapas Primisima, yang lain adalah produk dengan bahan dasar rayon dan poliester. Varian produk termasuk kain panjang, seprei, pakaian pria dan wanita, sarung tangan perekat dan sebagainya.
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The culture of drinking coffee or tea in the morning has become a part that most people cannot leave. Starting the day without sipping a cup of coffee or tea tastes like something is missing. This caffeinated drink is not without reason favored by many people, according to research caffeine can modulate the brain that regulates pleasure. How it works, caffeine will stimulate the brain to release dopamine, a compound that causes happiness. So anyone who drinks caffeinated drinks will feel the effects of pleasure even for a moment. But remember, limit consumption of caffeinated drinks to avoid dependence.

The number of people who like coffee and tea is a good idea to present souvenirs to guests who are present at the wedding. Certainly souvenirs containing tea or coffee will not be wasted. Because this drink can be brewed at any time. In order to look attractive, coffee or tea powder must be packaged as creatively as possible. How to? Let's see.

In glass bottles or cans
Quality tea must be packaged in a special way. Putting tea in a glass bottle or in a can is a pretty good way to look attractive. Heirlome is one of the premium quality tea souvenir providers that deserves to be chosen for them to make tea as a souvenir. Not much different, coffee too. Coffee powder can also be included in glass bottles and cans.

In jar
The jar cup is a container that is suitable for all kinds of drinks, from cold drinks to warm drinks including coffee and tea. It is very appropriate to give a complete cup of jar containing coffee or tea powder, so that guests who receive it can brew coffee or tea in the jar.

In a bloom box
Not only good for guests, souvenirs of tea or coffee are also suitable for bridesmaid and groomsmen. Not only will you feel happy, the bridesmaid and groomsmen will certainly feel flattered to accept the bloom box, a flower box containing a can of tea with various flavors. Like tea, coffee can be packaged and filled in cans. Enjoyment of authentic Indonesian coffee which is known overseas is certainly an option, such as Aceh coffee, Lampung coffee or Balinese coffee. There is also Arabica coffee that tends to be bitter or rather sour Robusta.




Source: weddingku.com
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Other Products Of Indonesia / The Benefits of Coffee Scrub To The Skin Health
« Last post by larik on June 12, 2019, 04:34:45 PM »
Scrub is known since ancient times as one of the ingredients in beauty care, especially in skin care to beautify the skin of women. It is said that royal princesses use scrubs to make their skin smooth and smooth. A variety of natural ingredients can be used as ingredients of the scrub. One of them is coffee. Coffee is known as a drowsy drink that people usually drink. The content of caffeine in coffee is the reason why many people like this drink.

Aside from being a favorite drink, coffee is also efficacious for treating beauty, especially the skin of the body. The caffeine contained in it is said to be an ingredient that is very beneficial for skin care. In addition, the content of vitamin E in coffee is also very good for skin health. For women, the presence of natural ingredients that have the same properties as coffee is certainly a breath of fresh air for their beauty care. Coffee is often used as a scrub for the skin.

Benefits of Coffee Scrub

Why is coffee very beneficial for skin beauty if used as a scrub? There are several reasons that make coffee very effective for skin beauty, namely:

The natural aroma of coffee is said to be able to provide a relaxing effect that can clear your mind. That's why coffee oil is often used for relaxation activities using aromatherapy. In addition, coffee can also work as an antidepressant and relieve nausea. If the mind is clear, the face will certainly look bright and radiant.

- Coffee can shrink the skin pores and smooth the skin if the benefits of a coffee mask are used. In addition there are also benefits of coffee grounds for hair.

- The efficacy of caffeine is that it can be useful as a natural antioxidant that can resist cancer and the heart. It can also overcome the effects of free radicals such as premature aging in the form of wrinkles, spots or black spots caused by damage to the inner layer of the skin.

- Coffee can also be used as exfoliator or dead skin exfoliator. When used regularly can remove residual dirt and dead skin.

- Other uses of the caffeine contained in coffee are a deterrent to varicose veins and cellulite by promoting blood flow.

- Caffeine is also useful for constricting blood vessels in the skin to make it stronger which will be seen in the tightening skin texture.

- The benefits of coffee for the skin through coffee scrubs can whiten the skin and eliminate body odor, there are also benefits of coffee for hair.

Oil that can be added to Coffee Scrub
In every coffee scrub, there must be a part that uses oil as one of the ingredients. Some oils other than coconut oil which are commonly used for making coffee scrubs are:

Olive Oil - The content of healthy fats, vitamins A and E in olive oil has the properties of ani inflammation, tightens and moisturizes the skin.

- Grapeseed Oil - Oil extracted from grape seeds contains anti-oxidants and is also anti-inflammatory.
- Almond Oil - This oil is obtained from the process of squeezing almonds that do not go through the cooking process. High content of fatty acids allows this oil to have high properties for beauty. In addition there are benefits of almonds for hair that can be tried.

Well, that's a few choices for making traditional coffee scrubs that you can choose. Most of the methods of making coffee scrubs are very easy to follow and the ingredients are also easy to obtain. Instead of always using instant coffee scrub which is not necessarily 100% from natural ingredients, you can try making it yourself.
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In the world of tie dye, the name of the mother of three children is familiar. In addition to writing books, he also actively provides training to women in various regions to be economically independent. According to women who are better known by the call of Heny Hasyim, the women actually have great potential, only so far there has never been a chance.

In fact, the tie-dye culture has existed since around the 1800s, originating in the African line. However, because there is no good technique, Africa at that time used the weaving of their work to cover the body. As for their coloring using natural colors from the leaves obtained from African forests which are indeed very wide. In order for the woven fabric to have a beautiful color pattern, before being dyed it is formed first by binding to the parts of the fabric, then dipping it into the dye to produce a colorful drawing pattern. After civilization developed, the culture shifted to America. At that time there was already textiles in America, so that the shape and pattern were more subtle. Similarly, the coloring material, is not a natural ingredient anymore, but has begun to spread to chemicals. Tie dye and then grow in the UK. Therefore, British colonies such as India, tie dyes are very good, and then enter other Asian countries. In fact, according to Heny, after Africa, India ranked next.


In Indonesia, tie dyes come from Lombok. Only at first did the technique used by the people of Lombok not dye the woven fabric to give a color pattern, but by coloring the weaving thread. So, to create color gradations, before being woven by traditional craftsmen, threads in certain parts are dyed with coloring material, so that when they become sheets, they form a color pattern. From Lombok, then shift to Kalimantan which is famous for the type of sasirangan, and so on.

Heny started working in the fashion world since 1998, but began pursuing dyeing in 2007. The story, at that time she had a container that she named the Mandira Skilled House (RTM). This RTM is a place for anyone to learn various skills, from thread embroidery, ribbon embroidery, knitting, and tie dye as one of the material. Those who study, come from various regions, including those from outside Java. At that time, Heny began to develop. Initially, the dye color of the tie was very firm when dyed certain parts tied with a rope. The development that Heny referred to was, by imitating the tie dyes that developed in England or America. Between one part and another part of the color gradation is vague or not sharp. How, the part that has been drawn according to the desired pattern is embroidered with nylon thread and then the end of the yarn is pulled so that the fabric shrinks cone. In addition, the coloring is not soaked into the dye, but the color is inserted into the pipette and then dropped on the surface of the cloth that has been given a pattern.

This way the result will be different from the original dipping method. If the original dye cannot be rich in color, at most only three colors. Because, every time it will be colored, the fabric must be dyed in coloring, similar to the batik process. While the development that Heny did, which was colored by certain parts with a pipette so that the color was more expressive. This technique is used by tie dye artisans in America. However, Heny also did not leave the original dye, for certain patterns he still used it.

He did not just teach this work directly to those who studied at RTM, but he also made books. Incidentally at that time there was a publisher who asked him to make a book about tie dye. In the book, Heny introduces a variety of techniques. After that, at the request of the mayor of Surabaya, Ms. Risma, Heny was asked to teach mothers in various villages and sub-districts in Surabaya, which turned out to be quite satisfying. He then collaborated. The mothers make it, then Heny sells it because she already has a showroom. For the first time, in order to grow quickly, the handicrafts did not buy in the form of money, but he replaced it with materials. For example, one piece of tie dye is replaced with two pieces of cloth and the ingredients. Once finished two pieces, he replaced with 4 pieces of material, and so on until each craftsman has 50 pieces of cloth with a monthly turnover of Rp. 5 million. After starting big and independent, the craftsmen asked him to make a business card, and submitted it to the regional industrial service so that one day he could participate in the exhibition independently.


In addition to Surabaya, Heny was also invited to teach in Jakarta, Balikpapan, Lampung and Maluku. Because Maluku is a coastal area, so for coloring it uses chemical dyes that tend to taper off. While for overseas, there have been Malaysian people who have studied specifically for him.

At present, Heny also has two built centers. The first is in Sidokare Village, Sidoarjo. There he trained and empowered around 40 women. It is their work that supplies the showroom's needs. The second, in the village of Wonorejo, next to Baluran National Park, Situbondo. Especially for Wonorejo Village, he teaches about 50 women, specifically using natural dyes, whose ingredients can be taken in the surrounding environment, considering they live next to the forest. Among them they use dragon fruit skin, pandan leaves, secang, mahogany, turmeric, also ink-inking plants and so on. And it turns out, the results are also very good. For ink-tinta, which grows wild in bushes, for example, fabrics that are colored into indigovera, blue blue jeans typical of Japan. And consumers, especially foreigners, the choice tends to like fabrics that use natural dyes instead of chemicals. After much training for women, Heny also realized that Indonesian women had great potential. It's just that there has never been a chance. Evidently, when given their knowledge, the results were extraordinary. With this new skill, it is hoped that someday they will be economically independent.

Heny's educational background actually has nothing to do with the world she is currently engaged in. In the past, he really wanted to be a designer school. But with various considerations, the younger brother was instead registered with the Secretariat Academy. After graduating, he then took a fashion designer course in Surabaya. He also became a civil servant on TVRI Surabaya. It was on TVRI that she met her husband, Hasyim Rosidi. After marriage, Heny then quit the civil servant and chose a career to become a secretary in a private company. But at that time, the desire to be in the world of fashion was unstoppable. Heny then bought the cloths and cut them off, then looked for a tailor who was employed in his house, to work on the production of clothing. From there the business then developed until now.

Actually, before working in a tie dye, Heny started by making embroidery since 1998. However, the embroidery she learned was not ordinary embroidery, but ancient embroidery. He learned it from Japanese people who lived in Bali. Learning ancient embroidery according to him requires more skills, because it's very complicated. There are two ancient embroidery motifs themselves, the first one that developed in Asia with the characteristics of large flower images. However, what he talked about was the motive of British colonialism, which actually left a very beautiful embroidery motif culture. The characteristics of the flower pattern are small. To make this embroidery, the machine used is not an ordinary embroidery machine, but a small machine, smaller than a general sewing machine.

Heny was grateful, because her passion in the fashion world seemed to spread to her second and third children. His first child, Nafis Arozani, is currently working in the Asahi Shimbun Newspaper company in Japan, is currently the second child, Nabilah Arozini is currently working in a government bank, and Raisa Chilmia, is still in high school. If Nabila likes ancient embroidery which is applied to modern intersecting clothing, on the contrary, the youngest Raisa, actually likes ancient batik with the classic cut style as well.


Source: http://bestyoungindonesia.blogspot.com
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Articles About Stone / Looking at Natural Stone Sink Made By Boyolangu's Craftsmen
« Last post by larik on May 24, 2019, 03:04:16 PM »
One of the houses in Boyolangu Village, Tulungagung, East Java, is one of the Stone craftsmen. Chunks of large stones can be transformed into several devices that can be used daily.
Anang Widianto, one of dozens of stone artisans raised the theme of Natural Stone Sink in many of his works. The sink itself is actually a hand washing place he carved from the original stone. A day he was able to carve 2 to 3 sinks. Anang also does not rule out the possibility of having to run to work on another model of his work.


Natural Stone-Sink From Indonesian Supplier

In making this work, Anang got stone times from various regions including Nganjuk, Pagerwaja (Tulungagung) to Trenggalek. After he got it, with the help of one of his employees in charge of sanding the stone, with his stone cutting tools he immediately took action. Forming several works that functioned as sinks, furniture such as chairs and tables, several orders from customers demanded statues.

"Actually, if there is a special order, we are able to make it so complicated, especially if it is supported by a cutting device," Anang said.

Regarding the price, Anang said, for each seat with the smallest diameter for Rp. 150,000, for a medium-sized chair, it only costs Rp. 250,000. For durability there is no need to deny it, from the usual wooden chairs, Anang dares to guarantee the quality and durability of natural stone products.

In future resolutions, Anang will continue to strive to develop his business, especially the hope is, the emergence of a joint movement in building a creative business center in Tulungagung, so that the price of his craft works can be consistently assumed to be good


Source: genpi.co
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Articles about Garments / Wearing "Jarik", One Fine Indonesian Fabric Heritage
« Last post by larik on May 22, 2019, 04:37:15 PM »
Jarik is an Indonesian fabric that is very attached to the lives of Javanese people, especially Central and East Java. Jarik itself is a designation for Javanese fabrics that have batik motifs with various patterns.

In Javanese, jarik has the meaning 'Aja gampang sirik', or in Indonesian it means not to be jealous. When wearing a jarik, someone will walk carefully. Women will walk more gracefully and seem gentle when wearing jarik. Now jarik is only used during wedding days and events in the palace.


In the past, Javanese people used Indonesian cloth in their daily lives, ranging from being worn as a subordinate, baby bedding, baby carriers, to covers and cloth covers for dead people. Currently there are many more instant circulating baby carriers, but for some women, they are more comfortable carrying their children using jarik. In addition to the more cool fabric on the skin, the baby will also be more comfortable in a jarik sling which is more flexible because its use is adjusted to the child's comfort.

Not only that, women who have just given birth are also encouraged to wear jarik so that their bodies are maintained to speed up the recovery process. In the past or even today, in Jarik villages used to cover the body from the chest to the knees or calves when they bathed in the river. Usually the jarik in Javanese is called telesan or means basahan in Indonesian.

Indonesian cloth measuring 2.1 x 1.5 meters or 2.5 x 11 meters has a variety of motifs that have different meanings depending on how they are used or the user's social status. Famous motifs on jarik are sidomukti, sidomulyo, sekar jagad motifs, and several other motifs. In fact, jarik can describe someone from where because each region has the characteristics and motifs of each jarik cloth.

In today's modern era, the function of jarik has changed a lot. Most Indonesian fabrics are only used for solid matching kebaya when attending a wedding or during graduation, as a scarf, or even re-sewn to make clothes or skirts.
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Have you already know what is the difference between convection, garment, and home tailors? Even though the three of them are the same as the production of clothes, does anyone know ?? Here we will explain what is the difference between convection, garment, and home tailors.

Convection is a place to produce clothing with a certain minimum quantity. Convection also usually opens the service of making T-shirts and unit screen printing, groups, community. It can also be in the form of uniforms, trainig pants, jackets, polo shirts, flags, canvas bags and others related to sewing and screen printing, both manual and digital screen printing.

Generally the quantity for production is from 1 dozen or 12 pcs to 10,000 pcs. The above is usually produced by garment companies. For more details, this time I want to give info about the differences between the three.

a. Home sewing: a little quantity 1 - 5 pcs with more tools for standard sewing only

b. Convection: quantiti 12 - 10000 pcs with a fairly complete tool, minimum sewing, brackets, tents, chains, t-shirt press, etc.

c. Garment: quantity above 10000 pcs, usually produced in factories with all-round tools with employees or employees who are paid according to the UMR with special working hours.

But, both of convection and garment industry in Indonesia will find easily at Bandung.
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The cheapest marketing media is by internet or online, besides the low cost, the marketing range is also very broad. This is the advantage of marketing products online.

Apart from because there are many internet users in Indonesia and also heading to the digital and online era, marketing products online or online is easier and simpler than having to promote offline such as making broaches and others.

Another advantage is that now people prefer to display unique items through social media, and you can use this to promote your craft.

In addition to not needing to prepare a shop or gallery for exhibitions, you can just enter your work through social media and already have buyers.

Paid ads are also available online, which can be through Google adwords or facebookads, with this feature you can market your products more targeted to enthusiasts of handicrafts only. Indeed you have to spend money, but the costs incurred are not much and can even be up to 10 thousand.

So social media is often blamed for making an article viral and promoting it widely quickly, so you can use this in your craft business.
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