He was undoubtedly one of the greatest people in humanity.
|Nelson Mandela and the first lady of United States, Michelle Obama, and her daugters, Sasha and Malia. Photo: Getty.|
|Nelson Mandela and David Beckham. Photo: Getty.|
|Nelson Mandela and Hillary Clinton. Photo: Getty.|
|Nelson Mandela and Megawati Soekarnoputri, the fifth President (the first and so far the only woman president) of Indonesia. Photo: baltyra.com|
|Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth II. Photo: Getty|
It would take years and years to talk about and continue his contribution and his fight for freedom, and yet for Indonesia, there's a little thing he did more than to other countries. The man, familiarly called Madiba, was a global supporter of Batik Indonesia, UNESCO-designated Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. In many international occasions (pictures above), he was seen wearing creations of the 'guardian' of batik and a prominent designer of Indonesia, Iwan Tirta.
|Iwan Tirta doing mbatik. Photo: Pusaka Iwan Tirta.|
Now, the man who once said that the day he met Spice Girls was the best day in his life, the man with bravery of an army, wisdom of a monk, and heart of a mother, is no longer there, but his legacy keeps on inspiring all, beyond distance, beyond time.
Madiba, your spirit carries on...