August 13, 2012

THE 'HEAVEN' FABRIC OF TANA TORAJA

          Have you ever heard about Tana Toraja? It is a city in South Sulawesi which is known by its unique culture including the making of ikat fabric such as sekomandi, tali tobatu etc. Here we are! This is a sketch for Tana Toraja fabric but not intended to disrespect the utility as a traditional ceremony symbol itself. It is just a sketch that is inspired from its beauty of motif.


          The first picture (left to right) portrays a yellow lace added with some accents inspired by cual fabric motif from Bangka Belitung. It is a fabric for real actually but I take it as a lace here. Sorry the motif is not much clear. The second picture is a picture of a counterfeit of Princess Eugenie's royal hat. If hers is black, mine is orange blended with dark brown. Mine is more looks like egg in this picture. Haha! The make up is simple purple to match the purple accent. The neck accessories is just a yellow-orange-brown necklace to fulfill the chest area. The third picture is a purple pleated fabric (yeah I don't know what the term is :p) Shoes? Merely a couple of orange gladiator shoes complete the look.

          This is the main character of this design. The real ikat fabric has triangle field and dramatical look-alike bow motif. It is arranged criss-cross, zig-zag, hook motif and sekon which is a stilasi of human body depiction. In the past, a big size of ikat fabric used to use for paying tax and being a peace sign for aristocratic feuding. Until now, ikat fabric in Tana Toraja is used to be blanket for funeral ceremony. It is because Tana Toraja's people are very revere to their ancestor so that funeral ceremony is very preferred. Now, the function is almost changed. The tourists buying this fabric often use it to complement their appearance. Moreover, other Toraja's fabric: weaving fabric, is used as Toraja's traditional clothing. This turnover of function can not be avoided. The most important thing is the high valued cultural heritage is not lost.

70 comments:

PAPS said...

Wow I like the way you do the sketches with lovely fabric prints in mind. That's really creative. Thanks for visiting me. Do you like to follow each other on GFC and bloglovin? Let me know will follow you right back.
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Nico And Bri said...

Wow these designs are cool! Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog! Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin and gfc?

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Kayleigh said...

wow,again I love the make up,the models face and eyes are beautiful. Your designs are incredible,love the ruffles and the head piece! Can totally see this walking down the run way or in a high end editorial! Its beautiful x

Jenn said...

These designs are so warming, especially the color palette. I love the design. Great post.

-Jenn
chīsana blogger

Linda said...

Gorgeous!

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Jeanette said...

hi, i really like your blog and ofcourse we can follow each others ;) i'm following ;)
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Andreea said...

Hi! Thank you so much for your lovely comment:)
I'd love to follow each other, i'm already following you!

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Carolyne O' said...

Hi beauty!
Thank your for your comment :)
Yay, would love to follow each other! Let me know and I'll follow you :D
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fashion BOOM said...

awesome

suryanovic said...

I love the colour combination...!

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camila cardozo said...

nossa eu nunca tinha ouvido falar mais é bem interessante,seguindo aki já.
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A Beautiful Queen said...

are u a fashion designer? ur creation must be great then :D

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Emily M. said...

These are actually your sketches?They're rad,girl :)(I did fashion designs too,but stopped :P and thanks for your comment,yeah following for sure :)

jslimanjaya said...

nice drawing! Keep drawing :D

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Indy Andrea Mumu said...

nice illustrations, looove! <3

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Bellamoreway said...

omg heart your design <3 thanks for the lovely comment dear.would u like to follow each other?
xx,bella

titaz said...

Helloooo :)

Makasi sudah berkunjung ke blog ku
waah keren deh desainnya :)
kuliah desainkah?

Hello from Indonesia!
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Antonella Leone said...

lovely dear and well done :D ps: I follow you now :) follow me back :D

Lidiya Ostafiychuk said...

Great post and pictures!!!!!.Thank you so much for leaving nice comment on my last post, you are very kind. Love your blog<3 Following you on GFC and Bloglovin, if you can follow me back I will appreciate this too much.
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Nava said...

Great post! I love it! ^^ You have a nice blog, mind to follow each other? :)

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caise said...

so beautiful!
I just started following you

Fictitious Fashion said...

ooh la la..nice sketches!


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TheTinyHeart said...

I love the ikat print! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I'm following now and would love it if you could follow back!

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sharpenstyle said...

I must say that I´ve never heard of Tana Toraja before. What an interesting blog you have it´s always nice learning new things so thank you so much for your post!! Your sketch is awesome by the way!!

I´m sarting my own blog. Stop by and feel free to leave a comment or whatever you like. If you like it we could follow each other on bloglovin! =) let me know on my blog, please!

Kisses
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Mauro E. said...

this design is fab. wooooow :)


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Mindy Fan said...

I love this!!

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Jiglycious said...

wow! beautiful sketch!

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Sina said...

Looks so great.
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Tammy Lau said...

I love all the illustrations of this blog!! you are amazing:) I follow you through GFC;)

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Ade Kurnianingrum Handika Putri said...

wow!! this is awesome !! :) major love !!!
thanks for your lovely comment on my blog♥ wanna follow each other?

Fat Loui said...

so great! you're the real artist! :D

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Nathalie Kartika Putri said...

That dress is awesome! Love the cual fabric

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Isabel.L said...

Hello dear, thanks for visiting my blog and the comment, of course we can follow each other, just let me know when and I'll follow back, cheers and have a wonderful week :)

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Estilo Hedónico said...

Great!!!! :))

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xoxo

LéaChoue said...

Very nice :)

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Wow great pictures, you're a beautiful artist.
xx

xoxo Bree
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Lara said...

Beautiful! I love how you explain your sketch and the fabric xxx

Fuck the Mainstream said...

love all your posts marsela! from now on I'm following u! thanks for your comment. Come and see our lasts posts! :)
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Mimi said...

wow, these are beautiful! :)

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WTFab said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! This post is beautiful! I'm following you via GFC, would love it if you followed me too :) www.w-t-fab.com

inezdiva said...

love the design , so fantastic :D

Fashion babel said...

love it!
wanna follow each other?yes no?
uuum..
cheers!

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Anita Putri said...

yay i know toraja lil bit the traditions. love the scetch ;)

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Christine ♥ said...

this is such an amazing post! thanks for sharing :)

Your blog is so beautiful :)
I really enjoy reading your posts,they're very interesting!
I'm so excited to read more posts from you and gain more inspiration <3

hope you have a fab day hun! ~ XO
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Jessille said...

yeah i know it! thats fabulous as a part of indonesian fabric
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Antonella Leone said...

fantastics <3

Roxanne said...

Wauw these look really great. You are so talented.

Have a nice weekend,,

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Eva Silviana said...

Superb design! Love it <3

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Street Fashion Paris said...

Beautiful design!!! you are so talented!!! xxx

The Scent of Glamour said...

Thanks for following me!
Following you back!

Diana said...

It looks amazing, and very interesting too! Thank you for a sweet comment on my blog. I'm your newest follower, hope you can follow me back! xo

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Mish Rendon said...

Great design, dear! Anyway, thanks for dropping by my blog! Followed you! Hope you follow mine as well :)

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Miss L Luxurylavishlife said...

Hi! You have a really nice blog!
Follow each other on GFC and FB?

Ashley said...

Wow this is amazing! Great design, doll! Of course we can follow each other! Following you now xx
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Joshua Christian said...

another fabulous traditional-ish design, Marsela <3

E said...

Love the pattern design. Very nice! You are very talented!

<3 Emi
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Laura said...

Amazing design, you're so so talented, I love it!

Tatiana Biggi said...

Great drawings!!
Kiss

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Mary Kapsi said...

Great drawing <3

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Mi aggiungo alle tue followers e ti aspetto da me :-)
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Elena said...

Just found your blog! Beautiful sketches :D

Hope you'll visit me, I'll be really grateful :)
Kisses, Elena

indie by heart said...

Great fashion artwork! ^^

Thank you for the comment dear! Have a lovely weekend, and stop by sometime again x

Satu
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Talitha said...

I love your blog - your fashion drawings are fantastic.

Do you want to follow each other?

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Lexis Rose said...

dear great blog!!!maybe we can follow each other?:) i already follow you! i wait you on my blog!!!kiss:)

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.:Molen:. said...

great :) blog, thanks for visiting mine

Alexandra said...

thank you for your visit on my blog...
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I hope you follow me XD

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Sophie said...

thanks for the comment on my blog! love your sketches x

Arif Febriyan said...

I just Followed ur blog kak marsela :) and.. madly in love with ur sketch !! Love the way u make that designs