ROA is one of the pioneers of the handwoven interior material in Indonesia. Our products such as wallcovering and window covering are handmade products crafted by diligent and careful hands of the women communities we are working with in places in Indonesia. Since 1988, together with these communities we are exploring unconventional materials such as raw natural fiber to be crafted and woven for interior material which shows strong character fit to be center of attention in an interior creation. Involving the designer and clients, our custom design option offers not only wider range of product, but also personal experience working with our communities and their talents.

Inspired by the handmade process itself, we are playing with texture and weaving process. The texture created by the intricate handmade process tells story about how these communities put importance in careful, patience and diligent. Every knot shows you how we put passion in crafting our product.

PROCESS

The natural fibers which are used for the production of our wall coverings are fibers from Abaca, which is cultivated in North Sulawesi where sun and sea harmonized in tropical islands and Raffia from East Java, the place of ancient Javanese kingdom. These fibers are shredded piece by piece in handwork by the villagers surround our weaving house. This shredding process is all about patience and careful attention.

In the next steps the fibers are knotted one by one by careful eyes and skillful fingers to create a continuous fiber. There is story in every knot in the fiber. Story about their skillful craftsmanship woven in traditional culture. A priceless cultural heritage delivered in a simple message of sophisticated texture of wallcovering. The fibers are woven with a traditional hand loom. One by one, fiber by fiber is hand woven by the artisans in the weaving house. This precision work requires a lot of experience, diligence and patience from the weavers. Thorough quality control is included in every step of the production process to assure the best possible result.

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