Sukarara Village Lombok
Weaved cloth is one of traditional arts of Lombok island which has special and distinct beauty. You can find that when you’re in Sukarara village and you will hear traditional weaving tool, not a machine. This village indeed is a village which already wide known as traditional weaved cloth producer in Lombok island. The life of the people is mostly filled by operating the traditional tool to weave. They produce various kinds of merchandise, such as cloth, dress, table cover, blanket, and scarf with high quality and beautiful motifs. Due the high quality product they produce, their village has been widely attract many visitors, local or foreign.
In Sukarara village you may find many women are work as a weaver. It used to be a myth that a man will get infertile if he weave. But the myth is started to be left behind and now many men are work as a weaver. The men usually weave for tenun ikat (string weave) while the women usually weave for tenun songket (weave which usually embroidered with gold /silver threads).
The material to weave such as cotton fabric, nylon, silk, silver thread and mersis thread usually imported from outside Lombok. While for the color, they still use traditional material such as seed of tamarind, turmeric, mahogany bark, and betel vine leaf. But there are some threads that already colored with special colors.