FROM SUMATRA

Ulos, my Family heirloom

Ulos, my Family heirloom

Ulos is the traditional textile of the Batak people of North Sumatra (my people). In this region Ulos means blanket, where people here in the past used ulos mostly as a blanket or shoulder cloth (for a smaller ulos), to keep themselves warm as the […]

Ulos hunting in Lake Toba, North Sumatra Sept 2016

Ulos hunting in Lake Toba, North Sumatra Sept 2016

Many of us who travelled to Lake Toba before April 2016 still remember the long unpleasant journey to reach this beautiful destination. Previously, travellers destined for Lake Toba had to endure the long 4 to 5 hours overland journey from Medan. Today, this is a […]

Songket Tarutung is placing its name on the list of Indonesian traditional textiles regions.

Songket Tarutung is placing its name on the list of Indonesian traditional textiles regions.

Tarutung is large town located in the Northern region of Tapanuli, and the capital of North Tapanuli region.  Tarutung is one of the most active weaving regions in North Sumatra, keeping the traditional Ulos Batak production alive and continue to develop the new range of […]

Ulos Ragi Huting, a surprise gift from Torang Sitorus

Ulos Ragi Huting, a surprise gift from Torang Sitorus

I am truly grateful for the fast development of Internet technology, particularly the arrival of Facebook which has allowed me to connect with Ulos Batak lovers all around the world.  I love Ulos dearly and meeting other Ulos enthusiasts and share their passion is truly […]