(Bali, 17 October 2016) – In honor of Batik Day (Hari Batik Nasional), a national holiday that celebrates the traditional cloth of Indonesia, Ayodya Resort Bali recently launched the inaugural Ayodya Batik Festival 2016 – a three-day event that aims to capture the national and traditional spirit of Batik Day.
The festival was held from October 7th 2016 until October 9th 2016. It hosted a variety of cultural music performances, food stalls, local artists, fashion shows and product exhibitions. Beginning with the opening night held at the Beach Garden of Ayodya Resort Bali, and continuing through to the Grand Ballroom and Grand Ballroom Voyer, the event attracted over 1000 attendees and intends to continue annually as one of the resort’s trademark events.
Celebrating Indonesia’s local artists, the festival saw stunning performances from Balawan, Batuan Ethnic, Emoni Music Group and Kobagi, whilst a fashion show showcased traditional pieces from local designers such as Afif Syakur, Putu Aliki, Linda Lirose, Monika Weber, Weda Githa, Neli Gunawan, Dwi Iskandar and Cindy Lavina, Joko SSP as well as a jewelry collection by Komang Tri.
Inspired by Indonesian traditions, a night market was also held whereby Ayodya Resort Bali’s food and beverage team presented a variety of different traditional food stalls for attendees to taste the flavors of Indonesia. Not only a celebration of Indonesia’s heritage products, the festival also promoted the development of small Batik businesses and silver jewelers, inspiring entrepreneurs of traditional local products to build successful brands.
See you on Ayodya Batik Festival 2017!