Indonesia, Rumah Rakuji / Myra Widiono, Ikat & Ulap Doyo Weaving
Created in 2002 by Myra Widiono, Rumah Rakuji is an organisation that works to promote traditional Indonesian crafts. In particular, they work to raise the profile of textiles such as the hand woven fabric 'Ulap Doyo' made by the Dayak Benuaq tribe. This fabric–whose threads are made from the Doyo leaf–has been created by the women of the community for centuries and has become part of the cultural identity of the indigenous people of Dayak Benuaq. Rumah Rakuji also works with weavers who create the Indonesian Sumba ikat textile, combining traditional weaves with fashionable garment shapes.
To follow the story of Rumah Rakuji, find them on social media here.