Cerita Kain - Indonesian Textile Art

A board containing a photographs of my own textile collection. Also posted with a description about the textile itself.
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Pesisiran style batik in 'obar-abir' parang seling sawunggaling. A very unusual arrangement in very contrast color, a sign of contemporary batik. Obar-abir itself is a kind of batik arrangement, featuring a zigzag ornament arrangement in more than one tier. This batik from Pekalongan - North coastal of Central Java

Pesisiran style batik in 'obar-abir' parang seling sawunggaling. A very unusual arrangement in very contrast color, a sign of contemporary batik. Obar-abir itself is a kind of batik arrangement, featuring a zigzag ornament arrangement in more than one tier. This batik from Pekalongan - North coastal of Central Java

Ulos is a very iconic textile of Batak people and regularly done with quite vary technique of weaving, tapestry, beadings and embellishment in one textile. This catchy one known as "ulos sadum", a Toba sadum exactly, simply because it was made by a people of Batak Toba. New generation of sadum ulos woven with alphabetical pattern as a proof that the weaver isn't iliterate. This "DAME MADI HITA" pattern, has the meaning of 'may peace be upon us". From Toba people in Medan, South Sumatera

Ulos is a very iconic textile of Batak people and regularly done with quite vary technique of weaving, tapestry, beadings and embellishment in one textile. This catchy one known as "ulos sadum", a Toba sadum exactly, simply because it was made by a people of Batak Toba. New generation of sadum ulos woven with alphabetical pattern as a proof that the weaver isn't iliterate. This "DAME MADI HITA" pattern, has the meaning of 'may peace be upon us". From Toba people in Medan, South Sumatera

Named Ayotupas, because it is made in the village with the same name. Done in unique 'Atoni Naek' (Atoni naek : Almighty God) pattern (a representation of 'Bei Nai', an ancestors in 'Halaika' belief) which symbolize as a crocs or 'Besimnasi' in timorese language. Atoni metta, or Timorese people have faith that their ancestors are coming in a form of crocodile. From Ayotupas village, Amanatun sub district, Timor tengah selatan - East nusa tenggara

Named Ayotupas, because it is made in the village with the same name. Done in unique 'Atoni Naek' (Atoni naek : Almighty God) pattern (a representation of 'Bei Nai', an ancestors in 'Halaika' belief) which symbolize as a crocs or 'Besimnasi' in timorese language. Atoni metta, or Timorese people have faith that their ancestors are coming in a form of crocodile. From Ayotupas village, Amanatun sub district, Timor tengah selatan - East nusa tenggara

"Semarangan" handmade batik in parang seling kembang pattern. Also framed with floral pattern in vary size and design, one of pesisiran batik typical style. From Semarang - Central Java

"Semarangan" handmade batik in parang seling kembang pattern. Also framed with floral pattern in vary size and design, one of pesisiran batik typical style. From Semarang - Central Java

Hinggi kombu from Sumba..my Sumbanese ikat collection in red color (kain kombu, named after the use of 'akar kombu' or noni tree root to produce the red color from natural coloring agent). Its pattern/fabric name from left : "Hinggi patola bunga", "Hinggi tau", "Hinggi kaliuda"

Hinggi kombu from Sumba..my Sumbanese ikat collection in red color (kain kombu, named after the use of 'akar kombu' or noni tree root to produce the red color from natural coloring agent). Its pattern/fabric name from left : "Hinggi patola bunga", "Hinggi tau", "Hinggi kaliuda"

Kemben / breastwrap in very typical 'Matheron' or 'Materos' style. A red, black, blue, sogan on ivory background that quite much adopted Dutch taste. Hand draw batik from Banyumas

Kemben / breastwrap in very typical 'Matheron' or 'Materos' style. A red, black, blue, sogan on ivory background that quite much adopted Dutch taste. Hand draw batik from Banyumas

Hinggi "manu kaka" or cockatoo bird speaks an importance of deliberation in Sumba society. This hinggi classified as hinggi kombu. On the la padua / center section, this piece is decorated with "habag" / habaku pattern, indicates that this piece was designated for Rende's royal family, while the tips of this fabric end with climbing lion pattern as seen on Dutch coat of arms. Done in natural dyes, commercial thread, kabakil and fine twisted fringe. From Rende - East Sumba

Hinggi "manu kaka" or cockatoo bird speaks an importance of deliberation in Sumba society. This hinggi classified as hinggi kombu. On the la padua / center section, this piece is decorated with "habag" / habaku pattern, indicates that this piece was designated for Rende's royal family, while the tips of this fabric end with climbing lion pattern as seen on Dutch coat of arms. Done in natural dyes, commercial thread, kabakil and fine twisted fringe. From Rende - East Sumba

Hinggi kaworu of Kanatang..hinggi kaworu, named after the use of "daun wora" or Indigofera leaves, to produce blue color dyeing agent..Kanatang itself, well known as the best indigo ikat producer region in Sumba..all done in natural indigo dyes, from Kanatang - East Sumba

Hinggi kaworu of Kanatang..hinggi kaworu, named after the use of "daun wora" or Indigofera leaves, to produce blue color dyeing agent..Kanatang itself, well known as the best indigo ikat producer region in Sumba..all done in natural indigo dyes, from Kanatang - East Sumba

In Sumba, the artisan give a name of their textile after the most important pattern that use on it. In this fabric, karihu pattern stands among the other. Karihu is a seashell pattern (spot the most top pattern) which once only devoted as Rende's royal badge and represents a departure of first Sumbanese people by the sea. Probably from Kambera or Rende - East Sumba

In Sumba, the artisan give a name of their textile after the most important pattern that use on it. In this fabric, karihu pattern stands among the other. Karihu is a seashell pattern (spot the most top pattern) which once only devoted as Rende's royal badge and represents a departure of first Sumbanese people by the sea. Probably from Kambera or Rende - East Sumba

Old kombu hinggi in "ana tau" pattern. Ana tau has a meaning of human. This old piece depicts a man and two women, both standing by his side while their hand raising up (might be in put a spell-position). Probably from Kambera or Pau or Rende - East Sumba

Old kombu hinggi in "ana tau" pattern. Ana tau has a meaning of human. This old piece depicts a man and two women, both standing by his side while their hand raising up (might be in put a spell-position). Probably from Kambera or Pau or Rende - East Sumba

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