Lombok Woven Natural Throw

$ USD 108

Throw made from songket handwoven textile from Lombok

100% cotton, medium weight fabric

200x120cm

This colour combination can be ordered in large quantities with a maximum length of 4.5m, time required for production

For sale by 60cm lineal metre, throws 120x200cm, cushions, bags and any homewares to order

60cm width, a seam can be easily disguised with the striped pattern

Individual country sales tax applies

1 in stock (can be backordered)

Categories: , SKU: LNT22

Description

Lombok, Indonesia
This magnificent range of textiles is handwoven on backstrap looms in Pringgasela, a village in the foothills of Mount Rinjani on the island of Lombok, Indonesia. Pringgasela has been a traditional weaving village for generations. Their cloth has evolved over years with many changes in the style they produce. These textiles are some of the finest quality weaving found in Indonesia and their classic style easily crosses cultures and can fit into contemporary homes worldwide.

Songket Weave
Songket Weave, also known as supplementary weave and floating weave is done on a backstrap loom that sits on the ground. The threads attach to a wooden panel that straps around the weavers back creating the tension required by the warp thread. The pattern is made by interweaving the warp and weft threads on the loom. Setting up the loom with the warp thread takes time and skill as one wrong thread will cause a fault throughout the entire piece. This type of loom produces cloth limited in width to the stretch of the weaver’s arms. Pieces are usually sewn together for wider, more useful cloth. One piece of cloth takes about 3-4 weeks to complete. The supplementary pattern often looks like embroidery.

Natural Dyes

Beautiful soft tones as well as strong and vibrant colours are produced using only natural dyes.  The process to produce strong colours that last is often a long one.  It takes generations of local knowledge which is being lost with the popularity of chemical dyes.

The blue is made from indigo which is grown and harvested locally.  It is first soaked in water mixed with lime powder.  The lime reacts with the leaf and turns the water blue.  It is them fermented for weeks to ensure the colour is strong and will remain in the cloth.  Thread is then soaked in the dye mix, beaten with a wooden mallet to send the colour to the centre of the thread, dried, then the process repeats numerous time depending on the desired colour.

Red, yellow, brown, green and black are produced with various roots and leaves, sometimes mixed together for varying colour tones.

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg
Size

60x60cm