Unique Textiles of Indonesia

A legacy of fabric making

July 2, 2018

/ By and / New Delhi

Textiles are one of Indonesia’s best known exports and a significant art form. Traditionally, spinning, dyeing, and weaving were the tasks performed by women and are still carried out by them. The textiles of Indonesia is diverse, from bark-cloth of eastern Indonesia to intricately woven tenun fabrics from Sumba. Examples of Indonesian textiles include batik from Java, to songket and ikat developed in many parts of the archipelago.

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