Incredible Heritage Uniqueness
of Woven cloth in Sambas Regency,
West Kalimantan, Indonesia
Sambas regency has a lot value culture and it is well known from a long time ago. At this time Songket Sambas still remain and exist although various product from any manufacturer abundant in the market . Songket weaving handicrafts Sambas are original craft result from the malay ethnic community who live in Sambas Regency, West Kalimantan. Weaving Songket already carry on by hereditary, even from the days of royal rule in Sambas songket already exists. It was originally created songket only to be used by communities in custom event such as wedding, tepung tawar , etc., songket orders made on the basis of the empire that ruled at the time of Sambas and in a special made to meet the royal orders songket made in the best quality materials including basic yarn made of silk, gold, high quality fabric with basic colors are generally yellow color match the greatness of the kingdom of Sambas and type of cloth made of padang tibakar dagin (the name of the type of cloth made of bamboo shoots are characterized by motifs and inlaid top with gold thread on each motif cloth).
In general, in giving the name or names of cloth woven in Sambas motifs using terms or language used to Sambas tempo, this as evidence that the motive Sambas songket genuine because it came from Sambas created by the people, and in looking for an inspiration to create a motif, Sambas melayu community at large to take inspiration from the shape of flowers or leaves a lot to grow around his yard, so almost any name or form of motifs Sambas nuance plants.
2. Weaving tools and materials
Currently the material used in the manufacture of Sambas songket is cotton yarn and to create motifs using gold or silver thread made in Japan.
The tool used in made of Sambas songket are from wood and done manually / traditional crafts songket so it’ very labor intensive.
Approximately there are 17 stages to go through to make a woven cloth Sambas, and the long process of making a piece of songket depending on the complexity of motives that are made, the more complex motives that made the work more time and vice versa, or a little more simple motifs that made it increasingly short processing time, fast or slow processing time and height levels of complexity in a very powerful motive for making the price offered cloth.
3. Style Sambas woven cloth made in several types or character, including:
1. Cloth Padang Tibakar Dagin (type of fabric characterized motifs made bamboo shoots and shoots across the cloth base and given a full motifs using gold and silver threads).
2. Cloth Betabor (fabric type, characterized by motifs that are not made on the basis of cloth as a whole but individually grouped in the form of a sprinkling of flowers). Picture 2
3. Cloth Berkala (regular fabric is basically the same as the padang tibakar dagin types that distinguish is in the middle of cloth motive given inlaid colorful yarn.
4. Cloth Becual / Cloth Cual (cual cloth called for in the manufacturing process begins with the process of making patterns on the fabric base by means of coloring or dyeing with natural dyes and chemicals)
5. Cloth Beturus (beturus cloth motifs made in the form of flower arrangement composed of the top to bottom in a straight line)
6.Cloth Petak (quadrats characterized by the color of fabric made in the boxes of basic cloth with two or three different kinds of colors and center inlaid gold thread)
Picture 6 7.Cloth Pelangi (a combination of fabric types Padang tibakar dagin ,cloth betabor and cloth cual as well as ) Picture 7
In addition to a type or character, Sambas Songket also have dozens or more motifs from fabrics collected from earliest times to the present and patented or copyright in the Department of Law and human right Jakarta
4. Product Diversification
Type of product produced from Sambas songket craft is now very diverse.The fabric not only made cloth and shawl for women wearing but also cloth Sabok or half-mast for men clothing dress .It is combined with Teluk Belanga (custom shirt ), otherwise a good wall decoration in the form of calligraphy ,prayer rug, rimless cap, clothes koko given gold thread trim, dress shirt from Cual cloth, scarves, and much more.
5. Employee and galleries
The number of craftsmen in Sambas Songket currently there are about 300 people spread across seven village point, and there are several galleries or stores that can be visited to get songket handicrafts in the town of Sambas, one songket gallery Sambas “SAHIDAH” which address in Jl. Education no. 283 Sambas district. Besides a place to sell handicrafts woven Weaving Gallery Songket Sambas Sambas “SAHIDAH” also functioned as a traditional handicraft industry tour, visitors can see not only the product of a finished weaving but also can directly see the process of making cloth songket Sambas with traditional tools, various images and motifs fabrics since time immemorial to the present collection of “SAHIDAH SONGKET” can be seen on there….. …
6. Tour donation and price list
Tour donation fee ( check out in tour donation page for complete information )
Budget and time schedule estimate ( Tour in Sambas Around)
price list woven product is
Woven Product Price List
Available products can you check to me (email) and if you want order exactly look like picture for cloth 1-7 it’s need time (1-2 month,because it will be done manually)