CLOTHING President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at the 2021 MPR RI Annual Session indeed stole the attention. Using the traditional clothing of the Badui Tribe, Banten, President Jokowi once again displayed the beauty of traditional Indonesian clothing.
But what also caught the attention of netizens was the koja bag slung by the number one person in Indonesia. Yes, the typical Bedouin accessory is stealing attention because it looks unique and aesthetic at the same time. If you look closely, the bag is not made of cotton or other bag materials in general, but plant roots.
Jokowi himself also combined the bag with typical black Bedouin clothes. He wore gladiator sandals to complete his look. Even though in reality, the Bedouin rarely wear footwear, right?
So, what is the philosophy of the Badui koja bag worn by Jokowi who is the center of attention?
According to the Indonesia Kaya page, the Badui koja bag is made from the bark of the Teureup Tree or applied which has termite resistance. To be able to make koja bags, Bedouin residents must enter the interior of the forest, you know.