The Tenun Process

The word tenun means weaving in Bahasa Indonesia.  These alluring, intricate textiles begin with a single thread.  Before the weaving even begins, each strand is hand dyed, air dried and examined for uniform hue and tone.  Fibers are then spun and individually threaded into the loom in specific order to form the desired motif, all while checking that each thread has consistent tension.  The weavers discipline and dedication to their craft is a dwindling art that is being preserved in a select few weaving studios in Java, Indonesia.