30 Nov 2015

Alicia Montoya, an Indonesian Batik Lover

BANDUNG, TEL-U – Alicia Montoya’s face looks radiant. Student of International Studies Textile Craft & Fashion Telkom University Faculty of Creative Industries (FIK Tel-U) This continues to put a smile when receiving a trophy 2nd Competition drapes “Jabar Ngagaya” in 2015 which was held in the courtyard of Gedung Sate, Saturday (25/10).

That is what keeps a smile on his lips when he was stopped by the Risen House last weekend. Sitting relaxed, he told me about the hobby and love of Indonesian batik.

Foreign students this international program was one of the talented student in his home country, Venezuela. Love of the world make crafts or handicrafts received the title as a young designer in the fashion design competition with batik on one year ago.

In terms of designing clothes, Alicia really like all kinds of cloth typical of Indonesia. In fact, for getting trained in the Indonesian Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, Alicia is a member of Batik Lovers Club (Club canthing). “I like both in terms of batik motif, color up to the philosophy embodied value of each fabric,” he said.

This love also prompted him to participate in the event Jabar Ngagaya 2015. Scholarship recipients from the Indonesian Embassy to Venezuela is trying to enliven the feast day of the 70th anniversary of West Java were held at Gedung Sate Bandung.

Unexpectedly, the girl who just two months living in Indonesia won the second category DRAPING Competition, the art form the fabric without the use of sutures. So he brought home a trophy and Rp 5 million.

Now, after the achievement, Alicia measures will not stop and continue to seek new experiences. The plan, tempeh lover will spend the end of 2015 by visiting several cities in Indonesia such as Makassar, South Sulawesi and Denpasar, Bali. The girl who lived in the dormitory Tel-U will be spending time in Indonesia until June 2016. (purel / BRR)

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