WW: Tenun Karawo from Gorontalo

How I love wearing the traditional fabrics from my beloved country, Indonesia.
And I have to say I am blessed and extremely lucky to have my dearest friend, Agus Lahinta, sending this beautiful piece of Karawo dress proudly made by Rumah Saronde, Gorontalo.



Karawo is the traditional embroidery from Gorontalo, Sulawesi. 
Meticulously handcrafted, it takes months to create one, particularly with its special patterns. Most of them are in the forms of flowers and geometric patterns of colors.
Let's take a closer look ..




I haven't seen the process of making it myself, but citing it from the website of the Provicial Government of Gorontalo, the making of  this piece of art requires slicing and pulling the threads from the yards before embroidering it back with desired patterns. Not that easly for sure but it turns out beautifully.

And I am proudly wearing it to the UN :)

Cheeers....

proudly holding my national flag :)

Get more information about Karawo from Rumah Saronde and feel free to see those colorful patterns on their Facebook page and Instagram @karawosaronde

Have you seen or worn Karawo?

Rumah Saronde
Jl. palma 71 LibuO
Kota Gorontalo, Indonesia
Phone: +62 813 55992999





19 comments:

  1. Like a model Mak Indah ! Georgeous, always !

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    1. hahahaha..I;m not maaak..but I love our traditional fabrics :)

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  2. keren banget mba indah, bener-bener duta kain Nusantara, love it!

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    1. thanks mak Dedeeew...ini karena kain Indonesia kereen kereeen :)

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  3. You look very smart I love the poses heheh!

    Have a posetastic weekend :-)

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  4. kapan2,gelarin semua kain tenunmu ya mak hehehe..pasti buanyakkkkk buwanget,keren^^

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  5. keren banget karawo nya ini yang punya pak agus itu kah mbak??
    Model nya cantek, karawo nya cantek

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  6. Seneng banget dirimu konsisten mengenakan kain tradisional Indonesia. Look gorgeous on you :D

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  7. Gilaakkk gayaanyaa aku sukaaaa bangettt. Tenun Indonesia mahh kerennn, ah gak tauu ini emang bener-bener suka sama gayanya dan pas banget sama kain yang dikenakan ituu cucookkk

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  8. It's so beautiful! I am always impressed with the intricate details. I can see why it takes months to make one!

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  9. That is a beautiful dress! Thanks for linking up. Have a great weekend!

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  10. Cakep banget mama boo, modelnya juga bagusss

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  11. Tetap indonesia banget ya mama bo inih..syukaakkkkk

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  12. Karawooo! What a beautiful presentation, dear Indah. I concur with the previous comment, the Karawo kebaya is truly unique and the model is thoroughly exceptional! Have I told you that I grew up seeing my grandma, mom and aunties wearing karawang to attend functions? The Minahasa/Manado karawang is slightly different than the Gorontalo karawang due to the distinction of the patterns and cloths. The patterns of Minahasa Karawang are generally more traditional as they depict the type of flowers in the area, whereas the patterns of Gorontalo Karawang is more modernised and reflect the pride icons of the area as well as taking also Batik patterns, e.g. corns, parang etc. While Minahasa karawang in general is woven on cotton, the karawo may take different form, e.g. taffeta and silk. Well, both traditional textiles are sooo unique and they are obviously collectors items for all Wastra lovers! #IndonesianTraditionalTextile #RagamWastraNusantara

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  13. WOW Tenun from Indonesia, nice info sister, i hope tenun from Indonesia get famous in the words

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