MAJALENGKA REGENCY- Chairman of the Regional National Crafts Council (Dekranasda) of West Java Province (West Java) Atalia Ridwan Kamil said that the regional craft exhibition was one of the factors driving the creative craft industry in order to preserve and develop the nation's cultural arts.
This was conveyed by Atalia when visiting the 'Ciayumajakuning' Weekend Market at Kertajati West Java International Airport (BIJB), Majalengka Regency, Sunday (12/15/19).
"We must be proud because we are the only one in Indonesia who has an airport that is managed by the Provincial Government. This time also to increase the number of people who attend this place, who want to use the facilities in this place, so we carry out various activities, one of them with doing this weekend market, "said Atalia.
"This activity is an effort by the West Java Province Dekranasda to introduce exceptional West Java products," he added.
In the event, Atalia went around to see various creations made by craftsmen from Ciayumajakuning (Cirebon, Indramayu, Majalengka, Kuningan).
The handicrafts on display are the results of local handicrafts that are thick with regional and local-based characteristics from their respective regions.
This handicraft is certainly able to illustrate how rich and diverse the works of art and culture of the Ciayumajakuning community.
"Earlier I went around and saw a lot of innovation and creativity for craftsmen. Besides the famous batik, there are also innovations in the culinary field," said Atalia.
"In addition, there is a bag made of rattan, there was also gadod buhun weaving from Nunuk Baru Village, Majalengka Regency, then there were shellfish crafts from Cirebon Regency. This is very interesting," he said.
Atalia added that anyone can become a craftsman as long as they have the will and expertise. In addition, he said Dekranasda needs to improve synergy, especially with related institutions so that it will impact on the progress of the regional industry especially in the Ciayumajakuning area.
"This craft can be done by anyone, not only young people but those who are already regarded as seniors. Therefore I am proud and will continue to develop crafts in the Ciayumajakuning area," he concluded.