Monday, February 22, 2010

Tenun Songket

Bought these tenun songket in Lombok for gifts. Our cabdriver took us to Dharmasetya handicraft factory cum store where we were shown how tenun songket and tenun ikat were made by hand. Tenun songket is normally done by women, and they have to start learning how to do it since young, as the equipments would be given to them as inherintance. Guys generally do not do tenun songket as they believe those who do won't be able to procreate. Instead, they produce tenun ikat, as the equipment is much bigger and the process is more tedious.

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