Tag: ulos

Ulos Ragi Harangan, a family heirloom

Ulos Ragi Harangan, a family heirloom

I am a Batak (Bataks are Indonesian tribe from around Lake Toba of North Sumatra), so I do have a lot of Ulos (Ulos is the name given to the Batak’s traditional textiles) given to me by families and relatives over the years. I have…

LET’S GO BACK TO NATURE, WE DON’T NEED TOO MANY ELECTRIC COLORS IN OUR WORLD.

LET’S GO BACK TO NATURE, WE DON’T NEED TOO MANY ELECTRIC COLORS IN OUR WORLD.

I took this picture in a tiny market, in a very small weekly market in a village called “Lumban Lobu” near Balige, Lake Toba, Indonesia, in 2012. We had a charity project there for a few years, so I used to visit the market when…

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…