Ulap doyo (Curculigo latifolia) is from the Doyo leaf made into fiber by the Dayak Benuaq of Tanjung Isuy in Jempang, East Kalimantan, INDONESIA. The Doyo leaves are harvested in a sustainable manner with only mature leaves of one meter in length being taken. Doyo fiber is produced through an intricate and lengthy process. The leaves are washed, shredded and connected making long strands of fiber, then rolled into balls of yarn before they are then woven by means of a hand loom. Sometimes the strands or woven cloths are dyed in different colors or designed with local motifs.
The Dayak Benuaq, use ulap doyo for their ceremonial purposes and they modify the woven to be used for home decorations or other cultural products. The ulap doyo cloths form part of the hand-woven heritage of the Dayak Benuaq of BORNEO INDONESIA
|Dimensions||180 x 60 cm|