The Nguri-Uri Lurik series seeks a novel approach on incorporating traditional lurik into the contemporary landscape. The once noble fabric has faded over time, losing its charms to the modern-day fashion wave. A revival of lurik calls for a new and invigorating rhythm of composition with respect towards its soulful origins.
Parts of Nguri-Uri Lurik are woven out of fabric waste in the studio. To make one metre of this fabric, we are repurposing five metres of traditional old-fashioned lurik which are woven by an older generation of weavers around Java.
The lurik is carefully unravelled to create a fringe texture that reiterates the whole design into a more offbeat and playful balance. This slow process hints at its artisanal textile-making quality that conserves the longevity of today’s traditional lurik weavers. The meticulous design of Nguri-Uri Lurik is a statement studio piece that remains a meaningful tradition to the people.