Silk Shawl with Tangerine Truntum Motifs from Indonesia, "Truntum Star"
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Yuni Kristina, working with her mother and her husband, specializes in Indonesian batik. She designs this shawl in 100% silk. It is printed in the batik style, where a wax resist is used to stamp the designs on the piece before submerging it in a vat of dye. This wrap features elegantly detailed truntum star motifs in tangerine, sand, peach, and ivory colors. Truntum is a traditional Javanese pattern, modified by the artisan for a more contemporary design.
- 70 grams
- 0.2 lbs
- 190 cm L x 55 cm W
- 75" L x 21.75" W
Yuni uses traditional batik processes such as canting and stamping to create her unique designs. These techniques have been handed down for generations and are among the characteristics that distinguish the art of batik. The importance of this traditional Indonesian art was acknowledge with the 2009 inclusion of Indonesian Batik on the Unesco Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Yuni Kristina has received 11 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2500 and the most recent for $5000. Proceeds were used to purchase silk, canting tools, and batik stamps.
Since joining Novica, Yuni has seen steady growth in her workshop. She now provides work to other batik artisans to help produce her range of scarves and shawls.
Yuni has seen continuous growth in her textile project. She is now able to give jobs other batik artisans in her community.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Yuni is proud to be able to educate her children and wants them to have a great future.
Yuni has three young children and provides for their care.