Blue Batik Truntum and Flower Patterned Silk Shawl, "Truntum Biru"
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Traditional methods and timeless style join forces on this breathtaking shawl designed by Indonesian artisan Yuni Kristina. She uses a stamp batik process on 100% silk to craft shawls that evoke the rich cultural history of Bali and Java. The truntum motif takes center stage in shades of biru, or blue. Thought to have been designed by the Queen Kanjeng Ratu Kencana of the kingdom of Surakarta, the truntum pattern represents unconditional love and appears on this shawl in teal over a celadon background. Caribbean blue colored kawung appear at the center of every truntum motif. Traditionally, the kawung motif represents good will toward human kind and is thought to have been designed by the King of Mataran.
- 44 grams
- 1.55 oz
- 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.