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Address: Lombok, Indonesia

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An informative visit of the locals

We were first shown how a "songket" cloth was woven and you could even try weaving one during the demonstration. Then a few of the group members had the chance to wear the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
zainalmy
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johor bahru
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johor bahru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We were first shown how a "songket" cloth was woven and you could even try weaving one during the demonstration. Then a few of the group members had the chance to wear the clolourful traditional costumes of the Sasak people and had their photos taken in front of the traditional house. If you want to get high-quality woven cloth, this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

You can try how to wave clothes and at the end of the small tour (10min if you don't try to do anything) you will be welcome in the shop. Nice sarung etc but expensive. You can find exactly the same and cheaper in the market in Kuta beach and you can also bargain.

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Kluang, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

For Sasaks, weaving is considered an essential talent that a woman should possess. It is almost the same technique of weaving all over South East Asia. The price is much cheaper in Sasak village but I am not sure of the quality.

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Bali, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The villages a bit a far from Tourist areas such as Kuta Beach or Senggigi Beach, but still easy to access with left and right on the way is rice field and best place to see if you visit Lombok island.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went on a tour of the village with a young teenage guide. It was interesting to see the local women using an unusual loom, that they kind of sit into, to make cloth. They use such beautiful colours and use an old fashioned (but complex) way to design the patterns on the cloth – a real skill. Kids were... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We picked up a taxi in the port, went to the capital then the pearl centre and finally the weaving village. This is somewhere you need to visit, I had ago at the weaving and after 5 mins I had had enough, I was strapped into this contraption thing and the woman there are in it for 8 hrs aday.... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I'm always astonished with Indonesian wovens. Try weaving by yourself to appreciate every piece of it. Smart bargain & get good quality Lombok woven in reasonable price

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Visiting this community-run shop was a joy. You will be met by a guide who will take you on a tour of the village so you can see various women at work in their home looms. There are also a few women weaving right at the shop so you can get a closer look and perhaps give it a try.... More 

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Perth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Visited Sukarara, on arrival we were met with a guide, which shows you thru the village, and the women which spend 8 hours a day in the front of their homes weaving cloth. They are very clever and was interesting to see. The tour of the village takes around 20 minutes visiting several women making various cloths. The guide then... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

no need to spend the time to go there if you are in lombok for a short duration. the guide will show you a lady who is weaving the cloth and then take you to the shop to buy some of the hand woven cotton.Which is quite a waste of time to be frank.

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