Jacket, Top, Pants, Headscarves, And Palembang Belt, Dian Pelangi Krama jacket, top, pants, headscarves, and Palembang belt
This is a Jacket, top, pants, headscarves, and Palembang belt. It was designed by Dian Pelangi.
Dian Pelangi incorporates the textile traditions of both her paternal and maternal lineages into her designs. She was raised in her father's hometown of Pekalongan, Java, a center for batik (wax-resist dyeing). Her mother hails from Pelambang, Sumatra, the premier producer of exquisite gold-thread songket textiles. Pelangi uses machine-made rather than handmade songket in her designs. As she explains, “All [of] the emotions and feelings of the weavers [are] embodied . . . in every piece of songket . . . If someone wants to use the songket cloth as a shirt or dress, it means the cloth must be cut into pieces. This will change the story behind it and . . . disrespect the weaver.”
It is credited
Courtesy of Dian Pelangi.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions.