Woven Indonesian Textiles for the Home
In recent decades, interior design has become an important player in the creative industries, directly affecting the income, quality and quantity of related producers, textile included, with millions of dollars turnover. It is considered an important milestone for Indonesia's textile industry as it is single handedly responsible for giving a unique touch in terms of decorative pattern in interior design.
Many distinguished interior designers local and international, have been inspired by handwoven textiles of Indonesia applying them in their creations worldwide.
This book aims to demonstrate that Indonesia's woven textiles can be developed and applied to interior design and lifted out of their traditional context to become relevant in the modern world. It covers its traditional meaning, its journey from the traditional context into the world of modernity and also the exploration of new ideas. Hopefully, it will motivate more people to pay greater attention to this cottage industry and consequently give positive encouragement in terms of increasing local weaver's income and to preserve the quality of our heritage.
"Tenun" Handwoven Textiles of Indonesia
The purpose of "Tenun: Handwoven Textiles of Indonesia" is to provide readers with a summary of Indonesia's interesting textile history. So far, there has not been proper documentation of the country's various traditional textiles, such as Bali's double ikats, Sumatra's gold-thread songkets, East Nusa Tenggara's warp ikats, among the many weavings that form the national heritage. The tremendous variety and uniqueness of these textile traditions may be blamed for this lack.
Written with close attention to detail and based on intensive and extensive research carried out by the relevant experts, and accompanied by gorgeous photographic imagery, "Tenun: Handwoven Textiles of Indonesia" constitutes a mapping of Indonesia's various sorts of textiles and weaving techniques.
Cita Tenun Indonesia as the publisher hopes that this book will help to document those of Indonesia's textiles that have already vanished from our presence as well as those that still exist, also hopes that this book will help to instill an appreciation for the beauty and uniqueness of Indonesia's textile tradition in the country's younger generations, so that they will be supportive of their continued existence.