Batak people of North Sumatra, has a history of weaving Ulos ni Tondi (Kain Soul) for ceremonial rituals that date back to the beginning of their history. Telling the Toba Batak myth that the lake is the center of Earth & Batak It was the first Human Heredity. The Toba Batak people live in Samosir Island, & around the Shores of Lake Toba.
Weaving is still an important part of life and imporant ways Batak. Traditional Toba Batak Ulos (cloth) is hand made in the tension of the body (back strap) loom using hand dyed yarn. Produce is often only one or two villages Ulos design, slight variations seen between the weavers. Some pieces have limited availability. Natural dyes are used in combination with commercial dyes. Twinning & Braiding special techniques used by the Batak. Women are traditional weavers, and help children and spooling twin. Ulos & ceremonial rituals have meaning and are used as Cain’s head, shoulders or hips. Batak people are proud and Cherish Ulos their own personal and weaving traditions.
Today you can see the amazing array of personal Ulos used in ceremonies and celebrations, or used as everyday carry fabrics and garments. Traditional and to this day Ulos is part of the family assests. Ulos Carried out and worn or displayed During the ceremony, are used as dowry items and exchanged During Ceremony. Family hobo heart keep your eye on what kind of clan who donated Ulos Ulos Specific and give back in exchange in a very formal, ritual ceremony set. as a family asset, this is the source Textiles sometimes sold to raise cash for education, funerals, weddings etc.