Enter the Batak Textile Department through the New Tobaweaving Collection
Tobatenun, the weaving brand of North Sumatra, invites people to experience and explore the art of weaving. Batak by an interesting weave.
Before entering the Bolon house or traditional Batak house, people are decorated with various ornaments by carving wood or brush. The products are different in simple colors but full of meaning. The beauty of this Batak carving is what Tobatenun tries to present in the collection called ‘Wood & Cosmos’.
17 looks were showcased in a fashion show at La Moda, Plaza Indonesia. The show is divided into two parts. In the first round, the winner in blue and white was showcased.
The collection includes long dresses, outerwear, corsets, pants and skirts that are dominated by softness. The cloth used is not only woven but also other fabrics including linen. Kerri Na Basari, CEO and founder of Tobatenun, said that this collection combines weaving with other types of fabric.
“[Kerutan] it’s linen. We’re putting the equipment together. The inspiration comes from knitting and then it turns to couture, which is avant garde,” said Kerri when he met him on the sidelines of the show on Wednesday (19/10).
This play is the key to brighten the appearance of the clothes, because the use of natural colors makes the colors of the clothes less bold.
Photo: CNN Indonesia/Elise Dwi Ratnasari
Jenama Tobatenun released their new collection called ‘Wood & Cosmos’ at La Moda, Plaza Indonesia, on Wednesday (19/10). The collection is inspired by gorga, a typical Batak design.
Then in the second half, the collection was presented with a predominance of brown with a mixture of red, orange, and purple. The second half seems to describe the ‘tree’ referred to in the title of the collection.
Gorga Batak uses wood where artisans carve unique ornaments. These ornaments are also attached to the clothes by decorating them like gorga boraspati or the shape of a lizard and in the beginning such a shape is found. gorga statue ulu ni horbo martanduk or on the hood.
It’s not just a decorative game, this round also features a punctuation mark. Some clothes are made from pieces of cloth.
Considering the title of the collection, perhaps ‘kosmos’ refers to the addition to the first half which is all blue, while ‘tree’ refers to the second half with a chocolate collection. But Kerri says both works are equally ‘Wood & Cosmos’.
“Kosmos here means Batak cosmology. [Koleksi] This is to raise public awareness that Batak sculpture is not inferior to other Indonesian sculptures,” he said.