November rain still pour almost anytime of the day. Jakarta is in bleaky color pallet. Deep in the city, when the traffic jam is inevitable. The wilderness portrayed in the nuance of oldies sepia photos. The crowd and mud. Between the dimly of twilight, few shocking color spread. Unnatural. Shocking red, green, and yellow neon lights. Where was the sight of red asoka flower, green shade of bamboo, or the yellowish frangiapani? I bet most of us craving for beauty in any form on this sepia-colored situation.
There's a term for winter depression in the northern country. For me, rainy days in chaotic rush hour traffic of Jakarta is miserable. To tackle the gloomy ambiance I wear vibrant colored batik for my busiest day. Batik is Indonesian traditional fabric made from cotton or silk, dyed with wax-resist technique. I collect few of central java classic motif called "parang". These days, I wear most of my "batik pesisir" collection that genuinely come from the coastal area of northern java. This type of batik come in shade of vivid color tone. The "pesisir" motif usually more organic in design. It feature flowers, animal, and folklore in the pattern design.
|Batik Parang Motif|
People have their own way to connect with their inner-self. The child in us seek for pleasure in the real life of our adult body. In my case, the strategy to rise above the gloomy mood on rainy season is to wear something vibrant, artistic, and organic. What is more convenience than wearing vibrant colored batik in a moderate dose on your working days.
Rain can soothe your mood or irritate your plan. In this case, rainy season arouse the needs of beauty in vibrant colors. I found it in the Indonesian heritage, batik. Lets enjoy rainy Jakarta in the colorful tone of batik!
|Rest a while from the traffic jam.|
I wore pink "batik pesisir" from Pekalongan
with butterfly and flower motif.