Ulos Toba Series

A woman weaving ulos, a traditional Karonese Batak textile, in Samosir, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Ulos is worn on special occasions, with the best kept as family heirlooms, each piece is made by hand and is a much sought-after souvenir for tourists.


Every day, Endang Boru Manihuruk, an 11-year-old junior high school student, weaves Karonese ulos at her house in Sidabagas village. By the age of eight, Endang had already learned to weave this traditional Batak textile from her mother. Endang was born and raised in the Simarmata village of Simanindo, Samosir Regency, and began weaving at 8 years old to contribute to her parent’s income. Ulos is worn on special occasions, with the best kept as family heirlooms, each piece is made by hand and is a much sought-after souvenir for tourists. @kumbaraimages

 

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