Formerly used as a headdress for the eldest son in a family hosting an important ritual or event, Tumtuman is now more associated with brides. Each line of weaving tells a chapter, with it as a whole telling its complete story. It takes a particular partonun to master the intricacy of its design and the order of the motifs is passed down from generations and rarely written down.
Motif | Tumtuman (Toba) Colour| Brown Rice, Pale Peach Material | Raw silk Technique | Traditional back-strap loom Production | Hand-dyed in Jabu Borna Handwoven in North Tapanuli, North Sumatra
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