- Tuesday February 16th, 2021
- Posted by: William Mikha
- Category: Culture, Culture and heritage, Event, Information
TABAK FABRIC, SONGKET BUMIAYU
This is Tabak cloth, which is typical of Bumiayu’s original songket in Penukal Abab Lematang Ilir (PALI) Regency when it was exhibited at the 2019 National Cultural Week at Istora Senayan, Jakarta.
Tabak cloth is made of wood fibers woven with gold threads. The motive is also unique and does not exist in other areas. Currently there are no Tabak cloth weavers. The PALI Regency Government is trying to explore and revive the culture of weaving this Tabak cloth.
Bumiayu itself is an old village of Hindu civilization in the upper reaches of Palembang. There is an ancient temple complex here. Notes on Candi Bumiayu first appeared in 1864 by EP Tombrink in his writing Hindoe Monumenten in de Bovenlanden van Palembang. It is estimated that the Tabak cloth weaving culture is in line with Hindu civilization in the past in Bumiayu.