Monday, 14 October 2019 | 10:04 WIB

Behold the Beauty and Luxury of Bima‘s Woven Linen

Behold the Beauty and Luxury of Bima's Woven Linen (kemenpar)

BIMA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesia Ministry of Tourism collaborates with several renowned designer, including Samuel Wattimena, to raise and promote Bima's distinctive woven fabric, in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).

Efforts to lift and promote local woven fabrics are carried out through the Lawata Festival held in Bima City, West Nusa Tenggara 6-8 April 2019.

On that occasion, designer Samuel Wattimena exhibited Muslim fashion works presented by 5 capital city models based on Bima weaving.

"This style can be an alternative in hijab with the basic material of Bima weaving. So that young designers have the inspiration to process weaving into something that has more value, "Samuel Wattimena said, in a press release on Monday (04/08/2019).

Samuel explained, Bima's woven fabric has a distinctive characteristic of the weaving process itself. The process is like being held up, causing an effect on the decorated surface of the fabric. But the back is not translucent.

"The style of dress in the city of Bima mixes with tafetta ingredients that are reprocessed with the crinkle technique. "The color of Bima woven fabric is also eye catching, matching complementary colors and primary colors according to the culture here tend to like bright colors," he said.

Samuel also hopes that the Lawata Festival can inspire and ruin local weavers to use weaving for other uses. So not only for fashion, but also for bags and other art items. Besides looking at the current trend.

"This is a challenge for the government, to change people's mindsets that weaving can be an entrepreneurial land which turns out to be very profitable and has the potential to improve the welfare of the people in Bima City," he said.

On the same occasion, Head of Area II Regional III Marketing at the Deputy of Marketing I Kemenpar, Hendry Noviardi added, the commitment of the central government to popularize Bima weaving is expected to be able to change the paradigm and mindset of the people in the region.

"Bima's woven fabric has high economic value that can be marketed to the national market because of its high aesthetic value and increasingly scarce. Especially if the weaving is used as raw material for famous fashion designers, "he concluded.