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Ikat Weaving: A Textile Technique and Culture of the Indonesian People

Ikat proactively brightens up lives, homes, and businesses all over the world for many centuries now.The term ikat comes from the Indonesian verb ‘mengikat’, which means to bind or to tie off. This refers to the tie-dyeing method used to give textiles their unique vibrancy of design and color. Ikat has now come to refer to the textiles themselves as…

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The Origin of Indonesia’s Full-Bodied Teas Through Continents and Centuries: A Story of Indonesia’s Tea

Indonesia, then the Dutch East Indies, started flourishing as a tea-growing land when the Dutch planted India’s Assam teas in Java in the 1800s.   The Dutch dominated the tea trade in Europe in the early 1600’s. After Indonesia became part of Portuguese’s secret sea route, where merchants could sail around Africa instead of through India to get to Molucca…

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What can Indonesia do for your business?

Monday, September 18, 2017. Photo by Endi Wirawan. LATimes.com - For travelers attending the 32nd annual Trade Expo Indonesia, the intriguing island nation offers a diverse array of activities, culture, food and fun. Indonesia by the numbers Located between the Pacific and Indian oceans with convenient access to Asia, Australia and points beyond, Indonesia is home to approximately 17,500 islands and 262 million people,…

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Could Indonesia be your next business move?

Monday, September 11, 2017 LATimes.com - A thriving economy, a healthy labor market and abundant natural resources are positioning Indonesia as a global market leader for new trade, tourism and investment opportunities. The upcoming Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI), Oct. 11 to 15 in BSD City, Jakarta, gives forward-thinking importers, buyers and traders a valuable opportunity to learn more about growing their businesses…

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