ANGIN x Oxfam Women Spotlight:
STORIES OF TENUN WEAVERS
Weaving Journeys Toward Economic Empowerment and Gender Equality in Lombok, Indonesia
FOR THE FUTURE OF LOMBOK
This story of tenun, Lomboknese weaving, is told by eight women who make their living from traditional weaving, in Pringgasela (East Lombok) and Sukarara (Central Lombok). Their stories are deeply rooted within their heritage, culture, their struggle to develop progressively, and of course, their dreams.
The content of this page is a part of the Oxfam Women Spotlight. This activity is executed by ANGIN (Angel Investment Network Indonesia) under the ‘Indonesian Women in Leadership’ Project by Oxfam Australia. This program is funded by the Department of Foreign Aﬀairs and Trade of Australia and implemented under Oxfam in Indonesia in coordination with the Ministry of Social Aﬀairs of the Republic of Indonesia.
Subehanale, we hope readers will find these stories to be as beautiful and as real as their tenun.
Eight women, two villages, one island, and thousands of stories. These eight amazing women told stories of their lives, their past, their everyday struggles, and their dreams for a better future of Lombok.
I-WIL PROJECT SHOWCASE
The ANGIN team, including Oxfam and the ADARA (short for Adil, Damai, dan Setara) Consortium, has held various positions in the development of the weaving industry in post-disaster Lombok. It is located in the research value chain, making books and publications, campaign training, and product & business development training carried out between October 2018 to June 2019.
VALUE CHAIN RESEARCH
This report will explore Lombok tenun’s value chain, which leads to possible practical intervention to utilize tenun as tools to help weavers—all of them women—to elevate their financial welfare, as well as to connect to the ecotourism principles in its development.
The six months of research by tenun Lombok’s value chain is disseminated by research lead Saskia Tjokro. She shared the research to the audience consisting of Indonesia’s Lombok sustainability strategic stakeholders, namely regional governments, decision makers, funding bodies, and direct beneficiaries.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
ANGIN partnered with OXFAM Indonesia, and Consortium ADARA conducted product development training with Lombok weavers. We find practical, innovative ways for women weavers to enhance their products. We designed the learning plan exclusively for them to learn with ease. The training participants came from two villages, Pringgasela Selatan village in East Lombok and Sukarara village in Central Lombok.
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LIMITED BOOK AVAILABLE FOR SHIPPING
As a tool to advocate our cause, we have limited edition of the “Stories of Tenun Weavers” book available for shipping. We want to reach out to relevant people who wants to do good and help us to spread the cause. However, due to high numbers of request, we still need to check for its availability. Simply fill out your details in the form below:
ANGIN X Oxfam Women Spotlight Team 2019
|Oxfam in Indonesia Country Director||: Maria Lauranti|
|Oxfam IWIL Project Manager||: Kristi Praptiwi|
|Oxfam Knowledge Management Specialist||: Kent Eskildsen|
|ANGIN Managing Director||: David Soukhasing|
|Research Lead||: Saskia P Tjokro|
|Author||: Sarah Soeprapto|
|Photographer||: Anggara Mahendra|
|Editor||: Prinka Saraswati|
|Field Interviewer||: Feby Ramadhani|
|Local Guide / Facilitator||: Eci (Gema Alam)|
Anggi & Nur
(Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia)
|Transcriber||: Prinka Saraswati|
|Operations Officer||: Atin Dewi Iriyanti|
|Book Designer||: Pramada|
|Writing Assistants||: Emily Izmirian|
Candice (Jiaying) Li