The exhibition was enlivened by 202 booths featuring a variety of creative products ranging from home decoration to wastra adati such as batik, weaving and sogket. There are also various handicrafts made of wood, woven, metal, gold, silver, stone, ceramics and pottery that are traditional to ethnic-based.
“The ICRA exhibition has been held since 2001. This exhibition is a market test place for national creators and craftsmen to interact with markets and consumers at home and abroad,” said Titiek Djoko Sumaryono, Chair of the ICRA 2018 Organizing Committee in her speech on Wednesday (12/9 / 2018).
According to her, the superiority of a culture-based creative economic product is inheriting history so that it has high competitiveness if it is well packaged.
“This is the right place to meet the tastes of Indonesian craft lovers, because here the designers and craftsmen continue to innovate presenting creative works to meet people’s tastes,” she said.
With the theme “From the Archipelago’s Local Wisdom to the Global Market Trend”, ICRA is expected to be able to make Indonesian crafts more global. “Traditional crafts have been used by ancestors, so we must use and preserve them on various occasions,” said Titiek.
Also supporting the development of crafts with the present concept, Gerai@ccess and Indonesia@ccess from Valdo Digital Lab also opened the booth at the ICRA 2018 exhibition.
Gerai@cces is an application for community empowerment for entrepreneurship that provides trade and service services. While Indonesia@ccess is a digital service platform for empowering the people’s economy and promoting Indonesia to foreign countries in the fields of trade, tourism and investment. (bas)