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Tour Package 3 ( SADE Village, Sukarara Village, Banyumulek Village)
- SASAK SADE VILLAGE
District Central Of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara
Arround 17 Minute, 12 Km Only From Hotel Illira Lite Lombok
The tourist guide came next, giving a brief introduction in what Sasak Sade Village is all about. According to him, the Sasak are the native people of Lombok. In fact, 700 people are currently residing in the village. And it is not a museum nor only for the tourists. But it is a real village that has been inhabited by the indigenous people of Lombok for a long time. He also mentioned that no outsiders live here. As such, they tend to marry their cousins. And marriage the Sasak way is unique. You have to kidnap your chosen bride! It’s not kidnapping like in the movies, though. There are rules and traditions that must be upheld throughout the kidnapping process. And if the kidnapping is successful, discussions between all parties proceed, leading to the marriage ceremony. The bride’s family sees the “kidnapping” as a sign of respect for their daughter.
2. SUKARARA VILLAGE
District Central Of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara
Arround 12 Minute, 9 Km Only From Hotel Illira Lite Lombok
Weaved cloth is one of traditional arts of Lombok island which has special and distinct beauty. You can find that when you’re in Sukarara village and you will hear the traditional weaving tool, not a machine. This is indeed a village which is widely known as a traditional weaved cloth producer in Lombok island. The life of the people is mostly filled with traditional tools to weave. They produce various kinds of merchandise, such as cloth, dress, table cover, blanket, and scarf with high quality and beautiful motifs. Due to the high quality products they produce, their village has been widely attracting many visitors, local or foreign,
In Sukarara village you may find many women are work as a weaver. It used to be a myth that a man will get infertile if he
weave. But the myth is started to be left behind and now many men are work as a weaver. The men usually weave for tenun ikat (string weave) while the women usually weave for tenun songket (weave which usually embroidered with gold /silver threads).
The material to weave such as cotton fabric, nylon, silk, silver thread and mersis thread usually imported from outside Lombok. While for the color, they still use traditional material such as seed of tamarind, turmeric, mahogany bark, and betel vine leaf. But there are some threads that already colored with special colors. If you want to buy weaved cloth from this village, you will have so many motifs you have to choose. But the most famous motif and becomes an icon of this village is the subahnala motif. This motif’s name came from Arabic language. According to local story, when the weavers were weaving this kind of motif, that repeatedly saying ‘subhanaallah’. The word is mentioned because it is hard to weave this motif and it took a long time to make it.
3. GRABAH BANYUMULEK
District West Of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara
Arround 22 Minute, 22 Km Only From Hotel Illira Lite Lombok
A woman caress a future pot skillfully with her muddy hand, or other Lombok pottery stuffs that are having in drying process are view that you will see in Banyumulek village. This village is one of pottery centres in Lombok island. In Banyumulek village, making pottery is a job that has been done for sasak Lombok tribe for generations. The job has been able to move the village economic wheel and attract many visitors and buyers to come to this village.
When you’re entering Banyumulek village, you will be welcomed by a green gate which says ‘Banyumulek, Pottery Centre’. Even the school and local government offices are decorated by huge potteries in the gate fence. These decorations strengthen even more that Banyumulek is a pottery centre.
Along the street, many Lombok galleries can be found in right and left side of it. All you have to do is just choose which one you want to visit. Amongst them, there is a major gallery you can find, where your eye will be spoiled by the various kinds of Lombok pottery with various shapes, size, color, functions, and uniqueness. Some of them are egg-shaped earthen pot, sand flower vase, sand flat vase, chicken-shaped bank, jar, lampshade, and various of wall decorations in many size.
According to a local people, the special stuff of the village is the thief kettle (kendi maling). In Indonesian, maling means thief. The name thief was given because to fill the kettle, you have to do it from a hole in the kettle’s bottom, like a thief who never takes a normal way. Even if the hole is in the kettle’s bottom, the water will not come out if the kettle is put like any other kettle. The kettle has been perfectly designed so the water will not come out from the bottom hole.
The marketing of Banyumulek pottery products has been reach international market such as New Zealand and Europe. The price offered is vary, from IDR 15,000- IDR 500,000/ pc depend on the size, motif, and the making complexity.
Besides enjoying the colorful Lombok pottery, you could also see the making process. When you watch the making of it, you will get surprised because craftsmen never use any measurement tool to measure a diameter of pottery they’re making. All of it is done with heart. Only by using simple tools and clay, the craftsmen in this village are able to produce such magnificent, useful product.
The creative industry of Banyumulek cannot be separated from natural support around the Lombok village. In this village, there are many clays and water as materials to make pottery. For the colorant, they use natural colorant such as cooked tamarind grain. Nevertheless, they also use synthetic colorants which are bought from surrounding areas.
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