Pringgasela is a traditional weaving village in the foothills of Mount Rinjani, Lombok. It has a population of around 14,000 people. The main industries that support the village of farming and weaving. Every female is taught to weave and the majority of homes have a weaving loom. Many families in the village lived below the poverty line.
Songket Tradisi is a weaving co-op in Pringgasela run by Anna and Erwin. They partnered with Tradisi to deliver this program. Through discussions with the co-op the women in the village were identified who were most in need. During the first stage of the program we produced over 20 full-set weaving looms plus numerous single parts to enable women and families to increase their income.
We also supplied over 20 women with the reams of thread ready for natural dyeing.
Erwin, with help from the Jejak Black Barry Adventure team, organised the production of over 20 full-set weaving looms plus numerous single parts.