If you come to visit Lampung, don’t forget to insert the Kain Tapis into the list of souvenirs that must be purchased. Although the price is quite expensive, but it will be a special souvenir that you can own, or gifted to your loved ones.
Kain Tapis is a typical clothing of Lampung women in the form of sarong cloth. This fabric is made of cotton yarn woven with motifs or decoration material loss, then embroidered with silver thread or gold thread. In the Lampung language, this method of embroidery is known as "cucuk".
Kain Tapis is a traditional craft, because the equipment used in making basic fabrics and motifs still simple. In addition, the manufacture is done by the crafters by hand. Therefore, no wonder if this cloth is sold at an expensive price.
This handicraft is made by women, both housewives and girls (muli) who initially to fill the spare time in order to meet the demands of customs that are considered sacred. Kain Tapis is currently produced by artisans with various decorations as commodity goods that have high economic value.
The Kain Tapis consists of several types. In the Lampung customs, each type of Kain Tapis is used by different people and events.
Some types of Tapis Lampung according to the wearer:
1. Tapis Jung Sarat
Tapis Jung Sarat is worn by the bride at a customary marriage ceremony. This cloth can also be worn by older wives of relatives who attend the ceremony, bride and mule (dancing girl) at traditional ceremonies.
2. Tapis Raja Medal
This tapis is worn by the wife of the eldest relative (tuho weighing) at the customary marriage ceremony, taking the title of prince and sutan.
3. Tapis Laut Andak
This cloth is worn by muli cangget (dancing girl) at the customary event of cangget. Used also by the child Benulung (sister's wife) as accompanist at the ceremony of taking the title of sutan and also used by the daughter-in-law at the sutan degree.
5. Tapis Balak
This cloth is worn by a group of younger sisters and a child's wife's group who are taking a prince title at a degree-making ceremony or at a marriage ceremony. This filter can also be used by muli cangget (dancer girl) at traditional ceremony.
6. Tapis Silung
Tapis Silung is worn by a group of parents who belong to close relatives at traditional ceremonies such as marrying children, taking titles, circumcisions and others. It can also be used at the time pengarakan the bride.
7. Tapis Laut Linau
This cloth is used by relatives of wives who belong to distant relatives in attending traditional ceremonies. Used also by bridesmaids at the ceremony down ceremony and take the title of prince and worn also by the dancer girl or muli cangget.
8. Shoot Pucuk Rebung
This kain tapis is used by a group of mothers / wives to attend traditional ceremonies. In the Menggala area this filter is also known as a balustrade, used by women when attending a traditional ceremony.
9. Tapis Cucuk Andak
Tapis Cucuk Andak is used by a group of wives' family members (customary head / tribe) who have held titles in attending the marriage ceremony, taking traditional titles. In the area of North Lampung this cloth is worn by the bride in a customary marriage ceremony. While in the area of Abung Lampung Utara this cloth is used by mothers of bridesmaids at traditional ceremonies marriage.
10. Tapis Limar Sekebar
This cloth is used by the wives in attending the traditional party and also used by bridesmaids in traditional ceremonies.
11. Tapis Cucuk Pinggir
This cloth is worn by a group of wives in attending a traditional party and is also worn by bridesmaids at traditional wedding ceremonies.
12. Tapis Tuho
This cloth is worn by a wife whose husband is taking a title of sutan. Used also by a group of parents (mepahao) who was taking a degree of sutan and also used by the wife of sutan in attending the ceremony of taking the title of close relatives.
13. Tapis Agheng / Areng
Tapis Agheng or Areng cloth is worn by a group of wives who have got the title sutan (husband) at the ceremony pengarakan up pepadun / taking the title and also used by the bride as a daily clothing.
14. Tapis Inuh
This filter cloth is generally used when attending traditional ceremonies. This filter is from Krui, West Lampung and it is also one of the oldest cloth in Lampung.
15. Tapis Dewosano
In Menggala and Kota Bumi area, this cloth is usually worn by the bride while attending a traditional ceremony.
16. Tapis Kaca
This cloth is worn by women in attending traditional ceremonies. Can also be worn by bridesmaids at traditional ceremonies. In the Pardasuka area of South Lampung, this cloth is used by men during custom ceremonies.
17. Tapis Bintang
This tapis is worn by the bride at the ceremony.
18. Tapis Bidak Cukkil
This cloth is worn by men when attending traditional ceremonies.
19. Tapis Bintang Perak
This cloth can be used in custom ceremonies and comes from Menggala area, North Lampung.
That is some information about Tapis Fabrics in Lampung. In addition to being used as customary clothing, today, the filter cloth has been used as a modern clothing alloy, even used as a base material for making other handicrafts such as hats, bags, and so on. This is very interesting, is not it? In addition to having a high cultural value, the beauty of this filter filter was no doubt. So what are you waiting for? So what are you waiting for? Come to Lampung and have Kain Tapis as your collection.