Woven Cushions, natural dye

AUD $75.00

Part of a spectacular range of Indonesian handwoven and naturally dyed textiles by Tradisi.

This magnificent textile is handwoven on backstrap looms in Pringgasela, a village in the foothills of Mount Rinjani on the island of Lombok, Indonesia.

Soft colours are made using all natural dyes from leaves, roots and flowers in their area.

Cushion covers are also backed with naturally dyed, handwoven endek cloth from Bali. The tassels are made in the Tradisi workshop in Bali where these lovely cushions are sewn.

Textiles purchased directly from the weaving co-op in the village

Size 60x40cm

 

2 in stock

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.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Size

50 x 45 cm, 50 x 35 cm