RUMAH RAKUJI, WITH PALU’E WEAVERS
Myra Widiono, the Fashion Designer of this UNITY IN PALU’E WOVEN collection, always starts with observing aspects of the universal character within the traditional clothes heritage textiles of the archipelago, one of which is the Palu’e woven and their traditional clothes.
With the Design Concept of Unity, Smart, Simplicity and Go Global, she created Fashion Collections by combining the traditional Palu’e Woven, mostly blue black and dark brown as textile base color, red for stripes, and orange, yellow and white for the motifs, with other organic soft-colored textiles, such as ulap doyo , linen, cotton and silk, to give Unity in a fresh tasteful look for the global market.
Proudly, Myra presents the gorgeous, cool and cozy Palu’e Woven Fashion ensembles for Tenun Fashion Week Spring Summer Collection 2022. The Palu’e Woven are used for featuring its Authentic Motifs as well as Sikka’s Motifs. The Woven are Warp-Ikat weaving and mostly colored with natural dyes.
Rumah Rakuji describes itself as a shelter for Indonesian culture, arts and craft. Founded by Myra Widiono, they have partnered with various artisan communities, including those in the remote reaches of the archipelago. Palu’e is a small island accessible by a sea journey of six hours from the coast of Flores in East Indonesia. The island is dominated by a volcano that erupts every 30 years or so, the last time in 2013. This has resulted in some of the population now displaced and living on Flores. This collection features the handwoven ikat textiles of the island, woven by the indigenous artisans on Palu’e as well as some pieces by the former inhabitants of the island now relocated and residing in Nangahore, Flores.