Ulos are hand woven traditionally of the Batak ethnic of North Sumatra to be worn normally draped over the shoulder at important events such as funerals, weddings and baby borns
The Batak “Ulos” handwoven textile, the original hand woven pieces feel rougher to the touch – are not merely made to wear as clothing, but are significant symbols of status, serve as precious heirlooms, or are ceremonial gifts during rites in human’s life cycle from births and weddings to deaths.
With modernization, the ATBM (alat tenun bukan mesin) or the non-mechanized upright loom was introduced. Purchase by on-line for use in modern designer dresses as below.
Ulos Vintage no.01
Ulos Vintage no.02
Ulos Vintage no.03
Ulos Vintage no.04
How to purchase Ulos
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Ulos Sipirok no.02
Ulos Sipirok no.01
The symbolic values of ulos is connected with women’s role in caring for family, children and the community. Whilst men’s duty is the protection of family and village.