The undying charms and modesty of Dayang Sumbi resonates with the careful intricacy poured into weaving the texture of this fabric.

Dayang Sumbi Fabric

Made by pedal loom weavers in Pekalongan, Central Java
Product Story

Dayang Sumbi textile coined its name from the Sundanese folklore about a beautiful yet humble woman of the same name. It was told that her remarkable beauty was echoed even to the farthest of lands. The undying charms and modesty of Dayang Sumbi resonate with the careful intricacy poured into weaving the texture of this fabric. 

The subtle three-dimensional structure recalls the regal fashion and beauty similar to her illustrious depiction in many writings. Without being too much, the unmissable Dayang Sumbi textile adds a luxurious touch to your space with its majestic golden-coloured threads woven in simple yet expounded geometric patterns. The base fabric is handwoven by pedal loom weavers in Pak Kadir’s house, Pekalongan.

Product Details

• 12x12cm / 5”x5”
• Fabric: 35% cotton, 35% synthetic-dyed cotton, 30% polyester
• Width: 120cm
• Weight: heavy-weight
• Inquiry for fabric per metre, please contact us.
• Due to the nature of handcrafted goods, slight variations in colour and texture are embraced
• Ethically made in Pekalongan, Central Java

Care Guide

• Hand-wash with lerek (soapnut) or other natural detergent
• Dry clean is recommended
• Colour transfer to be expected in washing
• Do not bleach
• Line dry in shade
• Do not tumble dry
• Iron medium to high temperature between 148˚C/300˚F to 204˚C/400˚F
• Always store the fabric in a dry condition (not humid)

Shipping & Exchange

All local UK delivery is by Royal Mail and other International shipping is by APX. Other courier services can be requested beforehand through a manual order process via email.

All orders are shipped from Nottingham or Indonesia within 5-7 working days based on the stock location. Unless it is pre-ordered or custom-made, it will be shipped from Indonesia.

We take design and craftsmanship earnestly and we want you to receive these pieces with much care. Our items are carefully inspected before shipment, but if a mistake happens, please notify us within 48 hours; our team will promptly work on a replacement.

Exchange is not available for international orders. Please review our Shipping & Exchange page for more information. If you need further assistance, do not hesitate to contact us.


Deep in the narrow streets of Pekalongan, Central Java, lies Pak Kadir’s house whose weaving workshop has withstood three generations. Already from afar, we can hear a lot of activities, the house is always alive and bustling.

A haven of traditional weaving, Pak Kadir’s exploratory techniques and rigorous archives have influenced and eventually incubated a community of weavers around him. His exemplary archival work reflects meticulous preservation in techniques, designs, and materials that never cease to inspire us as collaborators to revive the old archive.