Silungkang Minangkabau Songket

Silungkang weavers, 70 km south-west of Bukit Tinggi, produce kain songket with a cotton ground using an upright loom. It takes about 10 to 15 days to make a sarong using this method.

cf Cita Tenun Indonesia. “Tenun”, KITLV – Jakarta, Jakarta, 2010
Sylvia Fraser-Lu, “Hand Woven Textiles of South-east Asia”, OUP, Singapore, 1988
Susan Rodgers, Anne Summerfield and John Summerfield, “Gold Cloths of Sumatra”, KITLV Press, Leiden, 2007