Origin of traditional woven cloth Agam, Sumatera Barat (West Sumatera), namely Songket Canduang, known as one of the best fabrics in the world, but it was very rare and stored at the Textile Museum in California, United States, the Netherlands and the collector.

The statement, delivered Ridwan Tulus researcher and collector of traditional woven cloth Swiss world Ben Hard, Travel Bureau Director said “Sumatra and Beyond”

 This case was submitted to him when 15 tourists also accompany the traditional woven cloth collectors world from the United States (U.S.) to Canduang, Agam, to visit homelands Canduang songket.

 He said the information from one of the U.S. collector, namely Mary Conners California mentions in the world textile museum in California songket Canduang stored, so that he and 14 other collectors interested in visiting Canduang.

Songket Canduang have been very rare and include the best in the world, own a motive for telling and very difficult in their construction. This extraordinary tourist potential that has been untapped and potential travelers there quite a lot, especially from the U.S. and Europe in the form of the collector who is a top economic circles.

Songket Canduang ada di Museum California

(mosimage) Kain tenun tradisional asal Kabupaten Agam, Sumatera Barat (Sumbar), yaitu Songket Canduang, disebut sebagai salah satu tenun terbaik di dunia, namun sudah sangat langka dan tersimpan  di Museum Tekstil di California, Amerika Serikat, Belanda dan para kolektor.

Pernyataan itu, disampaikan Ridwan Tulus peneliti sekaligus kolektor kain tenun tradisional dunia asal Swiss Ben Hard, kata Direktur Biro Perjalanan Wisata “Sumatera and Beyond”

Hal demikian disampaikan olehnya saat mendampingi 15 wisatawan juga kolektor kain tenun tradisional dunia dari Amerika Serikat (AS) ke Canduang, Agam, untuk mengunjungi daerah asal songket Canduang.

ia mengatakan, informasi dari salah seorang kolektor AS itu, yakni Mary Conners asal California menyebutkan di museum tekstil dunia di California tersimpan songket Canduang, sehingga dirinya dan 14 kolektor lainnya tertarik mengunjungi Canduang.

Songket Canduang sudah sangat langka dan termasuk yang terbaik di dunia, karena memeliki motif bercerita dan sangat sulit dalam pembuatannya. Ini potensi wisata luar biasa yang selama ini belum tergarap dan calon wisatawannya cukup banyak, terutama dari AS dan Eropa berupa para kolektor yang merupakan kalangan ekonomi papan atas.

Source: Indotextiles