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Discovering the Tradition of Tenun Lurik in Jogja

Yogyakarta, Indonesia is a city-state on the island of Java that’s steeped in ancient tradition.  The state is still ruled and heavily influenced by a Sultan whose family has been overseeing the region for nine generations.  Many aspects of Jogja, as it’s fondly nicknamed, have taken on a modern style as you can see in the slick espresso bars, eco-tourism companies and contemporary shopping malls.   But other traditions are performed exactly as they were hundreds of years ago.  Weaving, or tenun as it’s called in Indonesian, is one of these time honored traditions.

 

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