PRCFI Gallery

“Dayak Ikat Weaving” is a traditional weaving process from the heart of Indonesian Borneo.
“Ikat” meaning “to bind” involves tying and dyeing thread before it is woven into elaborate designs. The symbolic Dayak motifs incorporated into the woven patterns make every cloth unique: each depiction has a specific meaning, allowing every cloth to tell its weaver’s story.
Model wearing “ikat” textile as a skirt, traditionally handwoven with use of natural dyes
The skill and time required for each piece have made ikat weavings a prime collectible item, particularly when the cloth is aged. Patterns are passed down from generation to generation, deeply rooting the craft form in the Sintang Dayak culture.

The delicate allure of Ikat products make them perfect décor and couture accessories. Their elaborate designs can be played up or down to best fit one’s personal tastes.
“Ikat” Weaving on display at the PRCF Indonesia Gallery

The PRCF Indonesia Ikat Gallery provides a point of sales in Pontianak for the products of the Jasa Menenun Mandiri (JMM) Cooperative of Sintang and for independent weavers throughout the province. Their efforts in promoting these beautiful, traditional handicrafts support sustainable livelihoods and empowers the Dayak women weavers of the region.  These products are available in their pure form, or are incorporated into modern fashion and décor centerpieces. They also offer beautiful, traditional handicrafts made of rattan and bamboo, from other regions of West Kalimantan.

Baskets handwoven of rattan in promotion of the sustainable use of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP)

PRCF promotes the sustainable use of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP), fostering natural dye gardens and offering training on harvesting these resources responsibly. The use of natural dyes in the woven products available at their gallery provides a safe and traditional method for finishing the cloth, while reducing the impact that this process has on the environment. Purchases made at the PRCF Indonesia Gallery contribute to conserving an interest in one of the cultural pillars of Dayak society.

Model wearing fashionable items incorporating traditional “ikat” weaving

People Resources Conservation Foundation (PRCF) Indonesia is concerned with conservation of natural resources and sustainable socioeconomic development, promoting the participation of local communities while enhancing their institutional capacities and revitalizing their cultural identity.

For more information about their activities, directly relating to the Cultural Revitalization (“Ikat”) Program, please visit their blog at: http://www.tenunikat.blogspot.com/ or their website: www.prcfoundation.org

Galery Tenun Ikat
Jl. DR. Wahidin Sudiro Husodo Gg. Sepakat 6 Komplek Mitra Utama 6 No 5B, Pontianak – Kalimantan Barat – INDONESIA
Telp. +62 561 7079405  Telp./Fax. +62 561 6590021
Email : prcfindonesia@gmail.com
Contact Person :  Fifiyati (+62 8125623301) Email: fifiyatiptk@ymail.com
Open : Monday – Friday : 09.00 – 17.00 WIB

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