President Jokowi Wears Buton Traditional Attire on Indonesia’s 77th Anniversary of Independence
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Wednesday (08/17) dressed in traditional attire from Buton, Southeast Sulawesi Province during Commemoration Ceremony of the 77th Anniversary of Proclamation of Independence of the Republic of Indonesia at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta.
“This attire is from Buton, Southeast Sulawesi. This is called Dolomani shirt from Buton,” he said as responding to reporters’ question before commencing the ceremony.
President Jokowi has been wearing traditional clothes during the commemoration of Indonesia’s independence. On the 72th Anniversary of Indonesian Independence Day in 2017, the President wore traditional attire from Tanah Bumbu, Batulicin, South Kalimantan province.
In the following years, he wore traditional attire from Aceh in 2018 and traditional Klungkung attire from Bali Province in 2019. In 2020, he wore traditional attire from South Timor Tengah Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province combined with Kaif Nunkolo traditionally woven textile.
Meanwhile, the President dressed in traditional attire of the Pepadun people from Lampung Province during Commemoration Ceremony of the 76th Anniversary of Proclamation of Independence of the Republic of Indonesia last year.
According to the President, Indonesia has abundant cultural richness, including in traditional attires. For that reason, he will continue to promote traditional attires in various occasions.
“I wore (traditional attires) from Aceh, West Sumatra, South Kalimantan, Sunda, Java, Betawi, Bali, Sasak, Bugis. There are thousands of traditional attires in our county. Thousands. In the future, I will promote attires from Maluku, Papua, and other regions,” he said. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/AIT) (RAS/LW)