Teknik umbai menghadirkan unsur ketidakteraturan yang alami dalam setiap petak motif kotak, membentuk sensasi tekstur kain yang menyerupai ronce melati.
Teknik umbai menghadirkan unsur ketidakteraturan yang alami dalam setiap petak motif kotak, membentuk sensasi tekstur kain yang menyerupai ronce melati.

GL004—Ronce Melati Tufted Fabric

Made by backstrap loom weavers in Tuban, East Java
From Rp 9.000
Product Story

In every traditional Javanese wedding, the bride would wear ronce melati, a type of flower necklace made out of the fragrant Jasmine. The regalness of the ceremony and the bride’s elegant charms take us on a journey of Ronce Melati textile woven out of cotton native to the Tuban soil.

Here, the cotton fiber is cultivated not only in the farmland but also in the backyard from house to house. The tufted technique introduces a natural irregularity in each square of the checkerboard, forming a textural feeling on the fabric that reminds one of ronce melati.

A chic addition to those who adore handmade qualities, Ronce Melati textile is woven with a traditional backstrap loom or tenun gedhog——a lasting craft tradition present in many Indonesian villages. The base fabric is handwoven by backstrap loom weavers in Pak Fajar’s house, Tuban.

Product Details

• 12x16cm / 5”x6”
• Fabric: 100% cotton
• Width: 65cm
• Weight: heavy-weight
• Not-rated textile
• Inquiry for fabric testing, please contact us
• Due to the nature of handcrafted goods, slight variations in colour and texture are embraced
• Ethically made in Tuban, East Java

Care Guide

• Hand-wash using natural detergents such as lerek or soapnut
• Wash in cold water up to 30°C/86°F
• Colour transfer might be expected, wash separately
• Dry clean is recommended
• Do not bleach
• Line dry in shade
• Do not tumble dry
• Iron medium to high temperature between 148˚C/300˚F to 204˚C/400˚F
• For spot cleaning, gently dab the area with water (do not rub)
• Dyed fabric needs to be kept out of direct sunlight to avoid excessive fading
• Always store the fabric in a dry condition (not humid)

Shipping & Returns

All domestic Indonesian shipping is handled by JNE or Paxel. Instant or same-day courier service within Jakarta can be requested either before or after the order process, available only for in-stock items.

All orders will be shipped from Jakarta within 3-5 working days unless they are pre-ordered or custom-made. International shipments are available worldwide by door-to-door air freight.

We take design and craftsmanship earnestly, and we want you to receive these pieces with much care. Our items are carefully inspected prior to shipment, but on the occasion a mistake happens, please notify us within 48 hours; our team will promptly work on a replacement after reviewing the case.

Return or exchange can be made within 14 days of receipt. Custom orders, fabric per meter, gifts, and sale items cannot be returned or exchanged. All items must be in new, unused condition with any tags still attached.

Please review our Shipping & Returns policy for more information. If you need further assistance, do not hesitate to contact us.


Pak Fajar first pursued his exploration with the Tuban weavers years ago during his study as a textile researcher. In Kerek Village, he found a closed-circle community of farmers, spinners, and weavers who work hand in hand forming a robust production cycle. With persistent dedication, he introduces a new perspective on valuing their respectable work.

The backstrap loom is still well-preserved by the people in Tuban; it is one of the oldest, most traditional forms of weaving in the archipelago. The region is constructed on stories and lores about why such crafts still exist to this day. The beauty of weaving has stood the test of time and this is in line with what Pak Fajar is ceaselessly working towards.

Dua perempuan sedang berjalan di Desa Kerek setelah seharian di ladang kapas dan tempat menenun.