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Mandar Sarong

Mandar Sarong

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Indonesia got a lot of wealth culture, one of the wealth that culture is one of the traditional fabric that is inherited by ancestors down decline. If in java maybe we really know batik, but in the island of sulawesi will also famous traditional woven fabric. There is one region which is known to be woven fabric sutranya namely those polewali mandar in west sulawesi. District polewali mandar have the beauty of its natural beach and a stunning, behind the natural beauty of ethnic mandar also have art and culture as beautiful as its natural charm. Delicate hands of the heroine created one of the work of mandar extraordinary namely saqbe lipaq or better known for weaving silk glove mandar.

 The hallmark of woven silk glove mandar is having a color as a bright color or bright red, yellow with the broad lines in geometrical designs. Despite having a pattern of gold and silver thread simple but that was the basic fabric of silk woven silk glove of it made mandar looks beautiful and special. When i feel it is a cloth woven from silk polewali mandar this privilege, proved there was a silk fabric that can be folded and it can be incorporated into a bottle because his thin and delicate.

Known as one of the most delicate silk products in the archipelago, cloth woven silk glove mandar is not that can be subjected to daily. Yes indeed a fabric woven silk is tinged by a natural dye, so that should not be washed and cleaned up only when it dried. A fabric woven silk polewali mandar are used to traditional ceremonies or ceremony of greatness. Just as belonging to the cloth ulos batak in north sumatra only used on a particular event. Woven silk glove mandar is only imposed on certain occasions marriage for example, a religious ceremony and sometimes for friday prayers in mosques.

Crape mandar or lipaq saqbe saati is still produced by conventional methods so as to produce a sheet of saqbe lipaq can take 2 to 3 weeks, even months depending on the difficulty of his motives. Unfortunately the traditional weaver would have difficulty to sell their products. Because kabupaten polewali mandar this just deprive the predicate for disadvantaged, so it is not many people can afford to buy this traditional fabric with esteem worthy.

Currently only a few young woman who continue the tradition of weaving silk polewali mandar, although they are still struggling to sell and market their product. Let us keep and preserve woven silk polewali mandar this by buying their products if not us who keep who else would maintain our cultural tradition.