Enough, enough, you spoiled me (by showing all of the clothes).
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo (Jokowi) introduced one of the country’s traditional crafts, Badui woven clothing, to the First Lady of the Philippines, Louise Araneta–Marcos, at Bogor Presidential Palace on Monday.

Iriana showed her Philippines counterpart a number of red, grey, and green woven cloths.

"This (the weaving art) is so beautiful," Araneta–Marcos remarked.

"Enough, enough, you spoiled me (by showing all of these clothes)," she said while laughing and hugging Iriana.

Furthermore, a craftsperson from the Badui tribe—an indigenous community from Banten province —explained the process of making the cloth.

"It is a cloth made by the Badui Luar (tribe). It takes one to four months to produce it (a cloth) by using natural dyes," the craftsperson informed.

The first ladies also watched a craftswoman demonstrate the making of the fabric on a mechanical weaving machine for about 10 minutes.

After seeing the weaving process, Iriana Widodo invited Araneta-Marcos to enjoy snacks on the verandah of the palace.

The Philippines First Lady and President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. arrived on a state visit to Indonesia on Sunday (September 4, 2022).

On Monday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the Philippines President Marcos, and their delegations discussed the strengthening of bilateral cooperation in several sectors and the improvement of regional cooperation in ASEAN at Bogor Presidential Palace, Bogor city, West Java province.

During the bilateral meeting, Widodo was accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Mahfud MD; Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan; Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi; Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno; State Secretariat Minister Pratikno; Indonesian Ambassador to the Philippines, Lieutenant General (retd.) Agus Widjojo; and director general for Asia-Pacific and Africa regions at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Abdul Kadir Jailani.

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Editor: Sri Haryati
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