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Tanjung Isuy Village

Kutai in Kalimantan beautiful and exotic, rich decoration and ornaments, full of expression is reflected in various aspects of culture. 'Ulap Doyo' fabrics is traditional woven cloth made by tribal woman Benuaq in West Kutai Regency, East Kalimantan.

Tribes who inhabited headwaters Mahakam river famous for traditional clothes of woven fiber fabric uses Doyo (Curculigo latifolia) leaves. Kind of pandanus plants thrive in Tanjung Cape region, society makes strong thread to be woven.

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Doyo leaf cut along 1 to 1.5 meters and soaked in water so the meat leaves chipped, then the fiber is taken. Woven fabric Doyo has three colors: red from glinggam fruit, timber and londo oter fruit, black and brown formed from uwar wood.

Stylized motifs are flora, fauna and mythology as usual decorative other Dayak community. Bright colors patterned black dots resulting from binding before dyed dye. The black dots are not found in weaving in other areas in Indonesia archipelago.

Acculturation with other cultures also percolate up to the inland. Benuaq was then recognize woven cotton fabric with colorful contrasted applied to work of original weaving. The result is a combination of fashion Doyo fiber woven with colorful fabric as decorative artistic pattern.

At various ceremonies such as funerals, medical treatment and harvest crops, women wearing ulap doyo in such a long cloth (tapeh). To be free to move given the slit in the back. Daily are generally black, while during traditional ceremonies ornate patchwork of colorful floral or foliage.

Women wear kebaya long sleeved or sleeveless, while men without sleeves and shorts. Jautan Nguku ornament means clouds, this depicts the greatness of a person in an atmosphere of happiness. Motifs are usually painted in a storage area of bone bodies of the nobles or kings.

Waniq Ngelukang means beehive where people who already have enough possessions to carry out funerals. This ornament is painted on the bones of dead spot the nobility or ordinary people. Top Notch is chieftains and shamans called pemeliaten usually wear headbands of Doyo fiber or plain cloth.

Chieftain hang charms, beads, tiger fangs, bear fangs and figurines have magical powers or called tonoi. Hats decorated with feathers hornbills, armor of bark or skin tiger, loincloth wearing and not footwear. Shield in left hand and a spear in right hand. At waist, the blade saber of war or long sword display decorated with colorful plumage. Saber scabbard engraved on the end also decorated beautiful feathers.

The shaman performing with other expressions. They had no clothes but on the chest crossed beads, canine animals hunted and small wooden sculptures believed to be the spirits. Clothing fabric similar length maxi skirts are close to ankles and given application ornate patch of colorful cloth very artistic floral motif. Waist long cloth wrapped ornate and dangle along left and right foot.

Belt decorated with beads, animal teeth and ancient coins. The shaman also wearing a black headband which signifies ability to ward off a variety magic. On the wrist large-sized bracelets made of metal serves as background music during the ceremony.

Sounds magical as repetitive music generated by clashing bracelets when shaking hands. Customary fashion, decoration and jewelry worn at various ceremonies is a means to facilitate relationships with supernatural creatures.

Besides being typical woven fabric from Kutai, ulap doyo also compete in world of contemporary fashion. The desaigner Indonesia as Defrico Audy and Ian Adrian has been working as a material for clothes design. They continue to be creative with typical woven fabric. Tanjung Isuy Village is Ulap Doyo woven center by Dayak Benuaq tribe

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Location: Tanjung Isuy Village, Jempang District, West Kutai Regency, East Kalimantan.

Routes and public transport: All flights to Melalan Airport in Gemuhan Asa, Barong Tongkok District, then road trip to Tanjung Isuy. Another alternative is Samarinda International Airport in Samarinda City, then road trip to Tanjung Isuy.

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