BANDUNG CITY- Deputy Chairman of the Regional National Crafts Council (Dekranasda) of West Java Province (West Java) Lina Marlina Ruzhan officially closed the 2019 West Java Crafts Week (PKJB) on Jln. Diponegoro, Bandung City, Sunday (10/27/19).
PJKB itself is a biennial event organized by the West Java Dekranasda, and the Provincial Industry and Trade Office. Jabar. However, starting next year, the PKJB will be routinely held every year.
"Yesterday at the opening, Mrs. Atalia Ridwan Kamil (Chairperson of the West Java Province Dekranasda) said that the PKJB would be made an annual agenda. So get ready, yes, God willing, next year the theme will be embroidery, "said Lina.
According to Lina, PKJB aims to expand and increase the promotion of handicraft potential and open wider market access for West Java crafts. He also said, with the PKJB, West Java people's love for local products increased.
"To all those present here, let us love our local products together. Don't just buy it and keep it in the cupboard, but wear it, put it on display by us, "he said.
Lina also hopes that next year the PKJB will involve more artisans from all provinces in Indonesia.
Head of Industry and Trade Service Prov. West Java M. Arifin Soedjayana reported, transactions in PKJB 2019 reached Rp. 696.5 million, both from craft, fashion, and culinary stands. That number does not include agreement and cooperation between visitors and the craftsmen.
"The total number of transactions recorded up to this afternoon reached 696,545,500 rupiah. The nominal does not include the orders, one of which was an order of 20 tons of lipstick, which has not been counted, "said Arifin.
For the first time, the 2019 PKJB presented the West Java Dekranasda Award or award to selected craftsmen in all districts / cities. The awards include the ceramics group, natural fiber, wood, textiles, and the original natural material group, and others.