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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.

WOMEN SPOTLIGHT

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.

Inaq Aini Hukmi

A Weaver, A  Farmer, and A Mother with a Simple Wish

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Inaq Sepaah

The Lone Mastercrafter

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Nely Sofiana

Behind The Scene of Kelompok Nina Penenun

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Sri Hartini

Dreaming Big for the Future of Pringgasela

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Lale Srimanggis

The Creative Mind Who Never Stops Seeking New Opportunities

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Lale Samiati

The Little Woman Crafting Big Dreams

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Lale Sudiati

The Tradition of Melari, and the Cases of Child Marriage

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Sri Mila Hardiana

The Pioneer of Tenun Goods Entrepreneur from Sukarara

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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.

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RESEARCH DISSEMINATION

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.

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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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JOIN US TO CONTRIBUTE IN DEVELOPING LOMBOK TENUN

This collection of articles was written with a long process. Even so, we believe that we cannot fully understand and give witness to the kinds of challenges these weavers face by just reading their stories. We hope that there will be those whose hearts and enthusiasm are moved to contribute to the issue of economic development and gender equality, especially for those who came from vulnerable groups.  The ANGIN team opens up opportunities for collaboration in terms of training assistance, research, donations, impact investment, or other things that can support the development in the Lombok area in terms of economic resources and gender equality. Contact us at RPanjaitan@oxfam.org.uk

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
  Sarah Soeprapto
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
  Jacob Wee
  Candice (Jiaying) Li
  Novi Juwita

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