The village of Pinawetengan is is one of the tourist destinations in the region of Minahasa. The village located in kecamatan Tompaso is saving the diverse arts and cultural area of Minahasa. One of the highlights was found in the village that is the world’s longest woven fabric that is stored at the Institute for art and culture in North Sulawesi village Pinawetengan.
Woven fabric Pinawetengan is one of children of nation masterpiece of Minahasa has also become one of the Minahasa area icon. With a long reach 101 meters, by Guinness World Records, woven fabric Pinawetengan then established as the world’s longest woven fabric.
Behind the success, and this turned out to be woven by two people, namely, Marlina Mandagi and Deisy Kolompol. With great persistence and hard work, and determination to create a woven fabric, they began working on it with a songket. Consequently assisted some other partners, within 3 months they managed to complete the fabric weave once measured it turns out long 101 meters.
THE PATTERN OF WEAVING PINAWETENGAN BASED ON IMAGES IN THE CULTURAL SITES OF WATU
The pattern of the fabric Pinawetengan itself taken from a sketch of the image that is in the cultural sites of Watu Pinawetengan found beginning in 1888, by the inhabitants of Kanonang. This site is a place where people’s ancestors Minahasa divides the territory, into nine sub Minahasa ethnic moment.
The main motif fabric Pinawetengan is a sunflower that became an icon of the village site of watu Pinabetengan, place pinawetengan. The motif is then combined with various colors such as black, main red, brown, green, purple and blue. In addition to sunflower, there is also the pattern of birds Manguni Watu Pinawetengan, cuba and other prehistoric symbol motif.
STAGES OF MANUFACTURE OF WOVEN FABRIC PINAWETENGAN
As for the process of making cloth woven with motifs Pinawetengan is done in several stages.These stages include pengklosan thread, pembidangan, making patterns, and stages of staining. After a thread is assigned a color, then put together using looms to produce a fabric with a pattern of pinawetengan.
Woven fabric Pinawetengan this can be found at the headquarters of the Cultural Institute of the Arts Foundation of North Sulawesi in the village, sub-district Tompaso Pinawetengan. At the Institute of art and culture is every day there are hundreds of visitors who come to the place to witness the longest threads in this world.
In the region that has become a favorite tourist destination in North Sulawesi , there are galleries fabric Pinawetengan. In this gallery, various types of woven fabric Pinawetengan can be found. In addition to the gallery this Pinawetengan fabrics, there is also the home of weaving fabric Pinawetengan. At home weaving these visitors can see the process of making weaving Pinawetengan. In this place also, became a favorite place for visitors to perpetuate themselves in the weaving tools neatly lined up.
This type of fabric is produced in the form of fabric, woven songket cloth printed with motifs pinawetengan. Songket cloth sheets per motif Pinawetengan sells for Rp 2.2 million. For this type of ikat costs Rp 400-600 thousand, while print an average of Rp 50 thousand per metre.
The creation of batik with motif pinawetengan Minahasa society is an attempt to revive the spirit of unity among the Minahasa, eroded by burgeoning modernity and individualist attitudes. As well of course as an effort to enrich the corpus of batik nusantara.
Access to Gallery Pinawetengan woven fabric
Located in the mountains, this area is so cool. A wonderful natural beauty will pamper the eyes of tourists. The access to this place is not difficult, jalanannya in a State of good and easily found. It took about 90 minutes ‘ drive from the city of Manado. If the riding public transit, from the terminal, take the Karombasan Department of Kawangkoan. From Kawangkoan, you can hire a motorcycle taxi to to the location. Five minutes in a taxi, was already up on the site. ISB-is open daily, starting at 10:00:00 pm-6:00.
Don’t forget to stop by this place to buy the typical weaving Minahasa.
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