Sekida, Kec. Jagoi Babang,
Kabupaten Bengkayang, Kalimantan Barat,
The appearance of the pilodos rattan tree in the forest. One of the characteristics of pilodos rattan is that it grows in clusters.
Yohana Anik, a rattan weaver, is collecting rattan raw materials from her field.
The process of weaving rattan which will be made into jumuak isok or small containers used as fashion products.
The tool used to weave rattan, especially for basketry products
The rattan tree is a vine with a bark full of thorns. The length of rattan sticks can reach tens of meters.
Outfit of rattan weavers when they take rattan raw materials in the forest.
The product of woven rattan from Sekida village. Some of these products are traditional-functional products, while others are market development products.
Rattan raw materials that have been split, dried, and colored. For coloring materials, they use natural dyes to produce black color.
Telusur Rattan Sekida is a documentary project to archive vernacular cultural assets - rattan used by the Bidayuh Jagoi community in Sekida Village, Jagoi Babang, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Sepatokimin Initiative tried to identify this potential that has been commonly used for many generations for their daily household. Being the largest rattan-weaved producer, almost 80% of Sekida village members can do this artistry; however, the scarcity of this resource has been a prominent issue for the past years since the massive palm oil plantations have spread all over the areas.
We believe that archiving and documenting this vernacular material is very important to preserve the cultural diversity of weaving in Sekida. Material scarcity is a threat as indicated by the increasing number of forest clearings that are being converted into oil palm plantations.
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