Simalungun Weaving Centre


  • Village: Negori Tongah - that, a generation ago, specialized in weaving the Simalungun Bulang
  • District: Purba
  • Province: North Sumatra
  • Country: Indonesia


  • Simalungun Batak


  • Revive the Simalungun weaving tradition
  • Provide economic opportunities for young women through weaving
  • Demonstrate a viable, healthy and sustainable lifestyle

Specific Goals:

  • Build a weaving facility where weavers can work, dye their yarn, and gain access to the plants that they need to weave
  • Provide accommodations for weavers and other visitors interested in weaving
  • Organize events at which weavers can teach, learn and improve their skills

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If you would like to discuss (or donate to) the Simalungun Weaving Centre, please contact Sandra Niessen using the Contact Form on this website.