Besides batik, Indonesia is also known for its beautiful and exotic weaving crafts. Woven fabric in Indonesia is very diverse because each region in Indonesia has a unique woven fabric with their respective characteristics. Woven fabric including cultural heritage owned by Indonesia which is inherited from generation to generation to the next generation. Each motif on Indonesian woven fabric has its own meaning. The following are various kinds of beautiful and exotic original Indonesian woven fabrics, check this out!
Pandai Sikek Weaving
Pandai Sikek Woven Fabric Crafts originated from Minangkabau, West Sumatra. Pandai Sikek weaving is one of Indonesia's most popular woven fabrics. Pandai Sikek is taken from the name of a village located at the foot of Singgalang Mountain, where there are hundreds of weavers in the village. Pandai Kikek weaving has fewer motifs than other Indonesian woven fabrics. There are only 2 motifs in Pandai Sikek Woven Fabric, namely cukie motif and sungayang motif. In addition to these two motifs, weaving there are only 2 types, Sikapak and bacatua. In Minangkabau itself, Pandai Sikek Woven Songket Fabrics are used in traditional events. There are cultural values in the Songket Pandai Sikek fabric such as perseverance, patience, accuracy, and beauty.
Songket Weaving Craft
Songket Weaving from Palembang is also one of Indonesia's well-known weaving crafts. Songket weaving is much influenced by Chinese culture and Indian culture because traders from both countries came during the Srivijaya Kingdom. Characteristics of Weaving Songket is the use of red and gold thread that covers almost all fabric. Songket Woven Fabric is usually used at weddings. The motifs and patterns of Songket Woven Fabric have not changed much because the motifs are passed down from generation to generation. In a Songket Woven Fabric, usually there are 2 to 3 motif combinations.
Troso Weaving Craft
The name Troso is taken from the name of a village in Jepara which is the production site of Troso Weaving. The process of making Troso Weaving is quite complicated and requires a long time, even months for one motif. This is because Troso Weaving is still made traditionally using Non-Machine Weaving Tools or known as ATBM. That is why weaving Troso is sold at quite expensive prices. Troso weaving there are nuances of traditional, ethnic, classic, contemporary, to modern. There are lots of Troso Weaving motifs, including cempaka motifs, amethyst motifs, Sri goddess motifs, Krishna motifs, misris motifs, and many more. In fact, there is a motif that is named after the former President of Indonesia, which is SBY's motive. NTT Woven Fabrics
As the name suggests, NTT Woven Fabric is a woven fabric produced by the people of East Nusa Tenggara. Woven fabrics usually use natural dyes made from tree roots and leaves. There are many tribes in NTT and each tribe has their own uniqueness and characteristics in terms of motifs and patterns of woven fabrics. The motifs and patterns of woven fabric made by each tribe represent the life of the tribal people themselves and the emotional ties they have. Several types of NTT weaving are Ikat Weaving, Buna Weaving, and Lotis Weaving. Lotis Weaving is also called Sotis Weaving or Songket Weaving.