Yesterday, my mother gave a batik jawa sarung to my wife. It reminds me of my first trip to Indonesia in mid 80's.At that time, there was no ban on import of batik jawa from Indonesia- so I bought a few pieces for my family members. There were really beautiful! My wife still wear them now, but only at home. When I asked my wife why she is not wearing sarung anymore when we go out shopping, she told me it is more convenient to wear long pants. I hope some designers will design long pants batik jawa soon.What do you think ladies?
I am sad to observe that even middle age ladies seldom wear them in public;not to mention younger ones. May be ,they are not any more fashionable. I honestly don't know. But personally, I see the beauty in our ladies wearing them!. What amused me ( almost laughing) when I saw a male French tourist who wore batik sarung on the plane from Kota Bharu to KL a few weeks ago.