PALU - The Provincial Government of Central Sulawesi (Sulteng) submitted Donggala woven cloth as an intangible cultural heritage to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or UNESCO.
"Especially the Donggala woven fabric is in the process of being recognized as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. So we are now waiting for its designation as one of the intangible heritages of Central Sulawesi," said Head of the Central Sulawesi Provincial Tourism Office Diah Agustiningsih in Palu, reported by Antara, Tuesday. , May 24.
He suggested that in order for the Donggala woven fabric to be immediately designated by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage, the Central Sulawesi Provincial Government continues to encourage local designers to make various fashion products made from Donggala woven fabrics, either in the form of clothes, pants, jackets, bags, hats to shoes. elevating the existence of Donggala woven fabrics in the local, regional and international arena so that they are known by all circles.
"Of course, the main target of fashion products made from Donggala woven fabrics are women. That's why we encourage local designers in Central Sulawesi to make fashion products such as clothes and shoes made from Donggala woven fabrics that follow current trends. Don't let it be out of date," he said.
He believes that by doing so, fashion products made by Central Sulawesi designers made from Donggala woven fabrics will be favored by the public, especially young people who put forward fashion products that are contemporary and not out of date.
Diah said that the Donggala woven fabric is a cultural heritage of high aesthetic value in Central Sulawesi, so it is appropriate that the Donggala woven fabric should be.
"That's why we encourage designers in Central Sulawesi to make fashion products using Donggala woven fabric raw materials. Submitting it to UNESCO to be recognized as an intangible cultural heritage from Central Sulawesi is also one of our ways to preserve Donggala woven fabrics," he said.
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