Product Excellence & Quality

Gajah Duduk products are known as a high-quality product. All those products made from the chosen fabric. Every stage of production sticks to the strict rule and surveillance, from the raw materials selection until the distribution.

Thus, Gajah Duduk guarantees its products quality.

Gajah Duduk sarong products are also well-known for the comfort. When the weather is cold, the sarong can be warmer. But, when the weather is hot, sarong can be colder. This is one of the unique qualities of Gajah Duduk.

Gajah Duduk Innovation

Fashion

In nowadays social life, sarong is not merely worn as traditional cloth. Sarong can be mixed and matched with numerous modern cloths, to create an elegant-traditional impression.

Also, Gajah Duduk sarong is not only worn as lower outfit, but it can also be worn as an upper outfit and gowns.

 

Culture

Sarong is an icon of Indonesia culture. In some ethnics, sarong becomes one of their traditional apparel complement.

Being an advanced sarong trademark, Gajah Duduk adopts unique and beautiful motif of traditional sarong. Thus, Gajah Duduk’s sarong motifs are highly varied and attractive. Gajah Duduk has also a plan to produce a variety of traditional clothes for women. The clothes have some special ornament, adopting the archipelago, Thailand and Malaysian culture.

 

Religion

In Indonesia, sarong is identical to Islamic culture, because it was the Muslim merchants from Gujarat (India) who introduced it for the first time. Sarong then has become one of Muslim tradition cloths.

Gajah Duduk sarong has been known due to its quality and comfort. With the varieties and motifs, Gajah Duduk sarong is always Indonesian Muslims main option to be worn when worshiping. Especially during the religious holidays, such as Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

History of Sarong

Sarong is a wide piece of cloth, sewn on both ends, formed like a pipe or cylinder. History records that sarong come from Yemen. There, sarong is called futah.

Back in 14th century, it was Arabian and Indian (Gujarat) merchants who brought this cloth to Indonesia. Later on, sarong in Indonesia has been identical to Muslim culture.

A cultural blend along the coast areas in Indonesia made sarong design more varied. It’s a fusion of Islamic, Javanese, Chinese and Indo-European design. Thus, sarongs in the coastal area have more various color, motif and pattern.

During the Netherlands occupation, sarong was identical to struggle against western culture brought by the colonists. Then, sarong became one of the cultural values symbols in Indonesia.

People used to wear sarongs in kinds of religious, ritual and wedding events. In such events, either men or women used to wear their best traditional cloth with sarong which is full of color and grandeur.

Variation & Charisma of Sarong

Sarong Material

Sarong is made of various materials; cotton, polyester, rayon or silk. Sarong can also made of tie-on weaving (tenun ikat), songket or tapis cloth. Traditionally, sarong is produced using dyeing, drawing and weaving technique.

The drawing technique is usually applied to make high quality batik sarong. This technique utilizes a drawing tool called Canting, which is filled with hot candle, to draw the desired motif on a piece of cloth. Whereas, weaving technique is applied to create Songket and Tapis sarong.

Sarong Function

Sarong has become one of Indonesia’s cultural icon, not merely Muslim identity. Sarong with various motifs and colour, symbolizes the greatness of Indonesian culture. The use of sarong in Indonesia is identical to honour, politeness and prestige.

Sarong has also become one of traditional clothing complement, such as West Sumatra, Aceh, Lampung and Bugis. In Java, Sarong is often combined with kebaya, Javanese traditional women upper outfit.

Sarong Motif

Sarong motif is generally geometric or crossing lines, both vertical and horizontal. Whereas, sarong for traditional clothing has more varied motifs.

Batik sarong motif, for example, is flowery or leafy, with a mixture of natural colors. While Tapis Sarong motif is natural, containing flora and fauna shape, woven with gold and silver colored thread.

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