September 01, 2016

Welcome to Kuppu!

We specialise in Indonesian Batik & Tenun Ikat handbags that combined with quality genuine Italian leather. We'd proudly present the beauty of Central Java Batik, Balinese Tenun Ikat, Tenun Gedog Tuban and Tenun Ikat East Nusatenggara crafted in each Kuppu bag only for you!

Ulap Doyo, hidden gems in Kalimantan

Ulap doyo is a traditional cloth belonging to the community of Dayak Benuaq, who lives in West Kutai, East Kalimantan.

They weave their clothing using fiber extracted from the fleshy leaf of Doyo, a ground plant kind of reed which grows wild locally. Its yarn then weave with a very traditional loom, made entirely of wood and bamboo. The arrangement of ikat pattern are  simple yet creates a beautiful piece of cloth.

Below are example of Ulap Doyo weaving which textiles are traditional, but made with a modern twist. Love the texture, love the simplicity!

Ira Tazar
Ira Tazar