In order to commemorate 63th "Hari Koperasi" (Cooperative Day), Dinas Koperasi, Usaha Mikro, Kecil dan Menengah Provinsi Jawa Barat (Department of Cooperatives, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises of West Java Province) held a Cooperative Fair in Gasibu Bandung.
This 7th Cooperative Fair which runs from August 4 until August 8, 2010, involving approximately 500 cooperatives, micro, small, and medium enterprises from 26 cities/regencies in West Java and all of the 33 provinces in Indonesia.
I always take some time to visit this Coop-Fair, because I love to browse and buy ethnic products from all over Indonesia. I always love traditional and unique fabrics of each region in Indonesia. The sasirangan of Kalimantan, jumputan of South Sumatera, ikat of Bali/Lombok, ulos of North Sumatera, and so on. And off course, batik from several regions of Indonesia with their own unique patterns.
And today, I manage to leave the office for a short break and go to Gasibu. Wooow, this Coop-Fair is full with batik booths..!! Batik fabrics, clothes, bags, pillowcase, bedsheets, and lots more. And there are lots of visitors; choosing, discussing, considering, and bargaining.
One thing that draw my attention, many visitors are wearing batik today... Well, it's friday and government officers are required to wear batik clothes. And their offices are located in the Gasibu vicinity. The exhibitors are also wearing batik.
So, this is the result of my Coop-Fair visit this time. Purple batik of Cirebon and three brooches.. Although I promised myself not to buy another batik, I just couldn't resist the temptation... :)