President Jokowi Wears Lampung Traditional Attire on 76th Anniversary of Independence
Date 17 Agustus 2021
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Tuesday (17/8) dressed in traditional attire of the Pepadun people from Lampung Province during Commemoration Ceremony of the 76th Proclamation of Independence of the Republic of Indonesia at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta.
The President wore a white long-sleeved shirt combined with white trousers and a red tumpal sarong with gold details wrapped around the waist. The President’s ensemble also consisted of a shawl, belt, and ahead covering, all in red color.
First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo was elegantly dressed in ivory national attire adorned with a songket (traditionally woven textile) and matching colored headscarf.
Meanwhile, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin and Ibu Wury Ma’ruf Amin looked harmonious in Sundanese attire from Sukabumi, West Java. The Vice President dressed elegantly in a blue beskap (formal Javanese suit) and trousers combined with a batik pattern side cloth tied at the waist.
In harmony with the Vice President, Ibu Wury also looked elegant wearing a plain blue embroidered kebaya with white jarik fabric (traditional cloth) combined with a typical Sundanese batik pattern, commonly referred to as a sarung kebat or sinjang bundel.
At the previous commemoration ceremony, President Jokowi also wore traditional attires from various regions. For instance, on the 74th anniversary of Indonesian Independence Day in 2019, the President chose to wear traditional Klungkung attire from Bali Province.
Meanwhile, on the 75th Anniversary of Indonesian Independence Day in 2020, the President wore traditional attire from South Timor Tengah Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province. According to the President, Indonesia is rich in culture, including traditional costumes.
“I have worn traditional costumes from Aceh, West Sumatra, South Kalimantan, Sunda, Java, Betawi, Bali, Sasak, and Bugis, and so on. There are thousands of traditional costumes. Thousands. In the future, traditional costumes from Maluku and Papua, and others will also be promoted,” the President remarked. (Presidential Secretariat Press Bureau/UN) (RIF/MMB)