3 Unique & Simple Ways to Use a Piece of Batik Cloth / Endek

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Each region in Indonesia must have a signature fabric with a unique motif on each fabric. For example, Songket Cloth from Minangkabau and Malay, Gringsing Cloth from Bali, or Ikat Weaving from Timor, Flores, Sumba, Sumbawa, Lombok, Bali, Jepara, Sintang and Toraja.

Kain Songket - 3 Unique & Simple Ways to Use a Piece of Batik Cloth / Endek - Kaliuda Gallery Bali
Kain Songket (Image ©️ Google)
Kain Gringsing - 3 Unique & Simple Ways to Use a Piece of Batik Cloth / Endek - Kaliuda Gallery Bali
Kain Gringsing (Image ©️ Google)
Kain Tenun Ikat Sumba - 3 Unique & Simple Ways to Use a Piece of Batik Cloth / Endek - Kaliuda Gallery Bali
Tenun Ikat Sumba (Image ©️ Kaliuda Gallery)

As we can see in the picture above is one way to use traditional Ikat Weaving cloth from East Sumba. We can use various methods to improvise the use of cloth for both formal and informal events. In this post, Kaliuda Gallery will share 3 unique and simple ways to wear a piece of Batik cloth or Endek fabric that can be used casually or for formal events.

Table of Contents

  1. Kemben
  2. Outer
  3. Skirt

Kemben

We will share the first method of how to use a piece of endek or batik cloth as a kemben. Tie a short piece of cloth over the chest. Then twist and tie the fabric that hung down to the waist. For more details, can be seen in the following 30 seconds video.

Outer

After we see the first method, which is how to use a piece of cloth as a kemben, then we will learn how to use a piece of cloth as an outer. Fold the cloth in half. At the end of the cloth using a safety pin. How to use it can be seen in the following video. Outer is also ready to be used in formal or casual outfit.

Skirt

The third method is similar to the first method or used as a kemben. This time, the short piece of fabric is tied around the waist and the rest of the fabric is twisted and tied. The full tutorial can be seen in the video below. This skirt can be combined with a plain shirt.

Batik fabric, Endek, and Sumba Ikat weaving in pictures and videos can be purchased offline or online at Kaliuda Gallery, the best teak wood furniture supplier, and manufacturer that sells indoor and outdoor furniture and also providing home decor and antique primitive art in Denpasar, Bali-Indonesia. Ready stock and made by custom order for retail or wholesale. Can be purchased online via WhatsApp / Facebook / Instagram.

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