The Face of Traditional Cloth Tradition of Tuban Society, East Java, Indonesia

  • Ciptandi, Fajar (Dept. of Textile Craft and Fashion, Telkom University) ;
  • Sachari, Agus (Dept. of Textile Craft and Fashion, Telkom University)
  • Received : 2017.09.30
  • Accepted : 2018.06.21
  • Published : 2018.06.30


Tuban area in East Java, Indonesia, has a role as one of international ancient trading ports since 11th century. For that role, Tuban has accepted many foreign cultures that are brought by other nations, such as Tionghoa and Gujarat. The improvement of Tuban that involves international relationship clearly influences the forms of tradition and culture that is shown in Tuban nowadays. It is believed that from those tradition and cultures owned by people of Tuban, producing cloth is one of the oldest tradition maintained by the people. Those clothes, as one of traditional products, have unique identity that differ them to other regions. It is because the uniqueness of people's knowledge about cosmology concept, and skill owned by the people that passes through generations. This research explains the condition of traditional cloth tradition of Tuban society with fundamental ground data and explains elements that intervenes the tradition, and forms resulted from it.


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