Upon eating kue rangi, a traditional cake or so-called jajanan pasar related to Betawinese culture, its richness in texture inspired us to create this textile piece. Sewn with a cording technique, one by one the slub yarn is hand-stitched on top of a silk fabric. It is specially made out of sutera Eri, a type of rare silk fibre originating in Indonesia.
The soft quality of the slub yarn intertwined with the rigidness of silk makes a wonderful contrast of textures within the fabric. Its irregular thickness fashions tactility that is somehow similar to taking the cake’s first bite. The Kue Rangi is a beautiful companion to those who long for that touching, handmade quality, offering an artisanal statement to your pillow vignettes. The base fabric is handwoven by pedal loom weavers in Ibu Lusi’s house, Sleman.