Known as part of the Sunda Islands and also the large island in western Indonesia, Sumatra, is now become the most visited destination by the tourists due to the charming and natural scenery and places. Not forget to mention that Sumatra has numbers of exquisite cultural and traditional fabrics that we adopted as one of our previous collection that collaborated with Tokopedia.

Yes, Tenun Tapis Lampung that known as the traditional clothing of women in Lampung is a fabric made of cotton yarn and shaped similar to sarong fabric along with additional cotton yarn that decorated with sugi (a piece of stick) material, silver thread or gold thread with embroidery method.

Thus, Tenun Tapis Lampung is the result of weaving cotton yarns with silver or gold thread, which later transform into the clothing of Lampung tribe.

As for the motifs itself, Tapis Lampung commonly used flora and fauna embroidery with again the gold or silver thread. However, as times goes by, there are many motifs appear such as geometric, asymmetric, or even abstract.

This fabric made by housewives who initially want to fulfill the spare time.

This weaving has become the ancestor fabric of Lampung with the variety of motifs according to each region. Tapis has become the alignment and manifestation of life with God and the universe as well as the reflection of the makers’ personality which most of them are girls. With pyramids and zigzags motifs, the base color of this fabric generally in dark tone added with gold threads.

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