TORAJAMELO

‘Weaving Stories of Indonesia : Nusa Tenggara Timur’

Our collection titled “Weaving Stories of Indonesia: NTT” showcases contemporary women’s wear, crafted from hand-woven textiles from Lembata, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia. The products are also supported by additional hand-woven textiles from Adonara, Mamasa and Toraja. 

Weaving from Lembata and Adonara is famous for its distinctive motifs, namely Penetoten and Mowak. The unique geometric shape of the Penetoten was reinvented in the form of detailed shapes throughout this collection. The design concept underlines the pricelessness of cultural heritage and the ingenuity of Lembata and NTT. This collection also aims to drive awareness towards the importance of women in rural societies. We also wish to honour diversity and inclusiveness of this archipelago of Indonesia, by incorporating H to A silhouettes and styles that cater to different female body shapes. To further emphasize practicality, functionality, and utility of our new line, we are offering a range that covers urban wear, travel wear, resort wear, and ethnic wear. Finally, we pay our respects to the driving force and to the embodiment of the spirit of resilience; the women weavers, Ina-Ina from our communities in Lembata. 

Weavers :

Agnes Peni
Amina Blinan
Anastasia Tuli
Bergita Barek
Bernadette Belinaan
Elisabeth Kewa
Gestrudis Wasi
Halima Saban
Hendrika Kewa
Imelda Uba
Jahlea Payeng
Kandida Abon
Klementina Uba
Lusia Lelo
Margareta Bengang
Margareta Boi
Maria Kioi
Maria Perada
Maria Sikondinamala
Marselina Masi
Modesta Niga Lelang Ona
Monika Kewa Bala
Monika Model
Paulina Welin
Susana Sulu
Susana Surat
Theresia Nasa
Umi Kalsum Saban
Yustina Lipat
Yuliana Uba

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Accent Shorts RM560.00
Fitted hand-woven textile shorts with slit accents, highlighting an urban-youthful look. White top & belt not included. Size: Waist: 75cm Length: 46cm
Babydoll Puff Sleeve with Pencil Skirt RM900.00
Top: V-neck babydoll blouse with puffed sleeves and a gathered hemline. Skirt: Fitted pencil skirt from Lembata handwoven textile with a back slit for easy mobility Size: Top Chest: 88cm Back Length: 47cm Skirt Waist: 71cm Length: 59cm
Babydoll Puff Wrap-around Top RM400.00
A breezy top with fringe as an accent, to accompany your formal or non-formal occasion. Skirt sold separately. Size: Chest: 90cm Length: 49cm
Butterfly Blouse RM250.00
Cotton blouse with a butterfly bow detail on the back. Skirt not included. Size: Chest: 110cm Back Length: 53cm
Capris RM590.00
Fitted capri pants from hand-woven textile from Lembata. Can feature as a semi-casual or casual look. Top not included. Size: Waist: 74.5cm Length: 78cm
Linen Dress RM390.00
A-line linen dress inspired by minimalistic design: short-sleeves and gathered hemline. We have used fabric cut-offs as a tie for the dropped V-backline which is adorned by a chelsea collar. Size: Chest: 90cm Back Length: 109.5cm  
Nawal’s Palawa Jumpsuit RM620.00
Loose-fitted casual sleeveless jumpsuit with V-shaped neckline and front pockets. The garment is accented by Palawa tablet-weaving strips that are stitched together to resemble warps-wefts in weaving. Size: Chest: 106cm Back Length: 138cm
Nina’s Kebaya RM770.00
The signature Nina Kebaya has a unique motif made by Torajan & Mamasan women.   Size: Chest: 99cm Back Length: 105.5cm
Nina’s Kebaya Top with Pa’bunga Sarong RM860.00
Our signature Nina Kebaya top has unique Paramba' motif by Torajan & Sakka' motif by Mamasan women. Sarong is handwoven with unique Pa'bunga motif by Torajan women.  Top: Cotton Mix Sarong: Polyester   Size: Top Chest: 86cm Back Length: 65.5cm Sarong Waist: 102.5cm Length: 198.5cm
Pirate Shirt with Asymmetric Skirt RM960.00
Shirt: Simple semi-fitted puffed sleeved shirt. Skirt: Fitted skirt with an asymmetric accent.   Size: Shirt Chest: 112cm Back Length: 64cm Skirt Waist: 127cm Length: 105cm
Rok Klok RM240.00
Cotton mix handwoven skirt with unique motif by Torajan women. Comfortable and fashionable for all occasions. Blouse sold separately. Size: Waist: 77.5cm Length: 55.5cm
Sabrina Blouse RM300.00
Linen and cotton handwoven blouse with unique motif by Mamasa women. Skirt sold separately. Size: Chest: 115cm Back Length: 64cm
Tank Top with Drawstring Skirt RM1,140.00
Tank Top: Breezy tank-top crafted from handwoven scarf ends sewn together to present a draped accent in the front. Skirt: A wraparound skirt that comes with drawstrings that allows wearers to get creative with styling for a volume effect. As it is made from Tencel, this skirt is highly breathable and is perfectly suited for sultry beaches and very comfortable for summer brunch wear.   Size: Top Chest: 90cm Back Length: 30cm Skirt Waist: 127cm Length: 105cm
Tunic Toraja Mamasa RM390.00
Handwoven with unique motif by Torajan women. This Tunic is both comfortable and fashionable for all occasions. Made from Cotton and Cotton Handwoven   Size: Chest: 103.5cm Back Length: 96cm
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