TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Tenun fabric makers in Tenganan Village, Karangasem, Bali, received 120 orders from Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno. He would give the fabrics as gifts for world leaders attending the G20 summit next year.
"The tourism ministry ordered 120 pieces of tenun fabric for G20 summit. So it will be ready to be given as a gift for G20 state leaders," said Sandiaga Uno when visiting Tenganan Tourist Village, Friday, September 24, 2021. The G20 Summit will be held in Bali in October 2022.
Gringsing tenun fabric is one of the superior products of Tenganan Tourist Village. The woven fabric is produced without machine so it takes time in the making process.
It may take two years to design the pattern as it uses double tie technique and the weaving process may needs two months. It is no wonder that the price of the fabric is expensive.
"This tenun is the legendary and iconic fabric so I'd like to support. Hopefully, the order will uplift the spirit of the crafters and support them," said Sandiaga.
The massive order is expected to be able to help the economic condition of the locals that are affected by the pandemic and open job opportunities for them. "Around 400 people will make the 120 pieces of tenun fabric. So, there are 400 jobs from our visit and hopefully there will be more tourist visits to the Tenganan Village."
The minister also plans to take the G20 delegations visiting the tourist village. "Tenganan Pegringsingan Tourist Village is known around the world. I'll take G20 delegations to Tenganan Village," Sandiaga Uno said.