KMANA, WITH THE WEAVERS OF NUSA PENIDA
Rang Rang is a unique textile woven in Nusa Penida, a small island next to Bali. Each piece is woven on upright hand looms with striking geometrical patterns. These textiles were worn as sarongs for Hindu ceremonies. The technique and fabric were on the verge of extinction, but now revived thanks to the work of craft NGOs and brands such as Kmana. The production of rang rang is now the main job for several women, complementing their livelihoods as farmers and seaweed growers. The textile is made from cotton and dyed with natural dyes from plants grown or foraged locally to give beautiful soft tones as well as more vibrant colours.
Inspired by the works of Raden Ayu Kartini, our capsule Rang Rang collection is a celebration of women’s artistry and a tribute to all the weavers from this small community in Nusa Penida, who kept this magnificent tradition alive.