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What Can We Learn From Traditional Fabric - MKB Blog Hop

Do you know that we can learn about a culture from its traditional fabrics? Each traditional fabrics has the meaning of the way of life of the society and the natural conditions of each region. If your kids learn about this, they will understand that traditional fabrics can be used as learning materials about culture and geography.

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Traditional fabrics are the creator's way of life
There are many ways of making traditional fabrics by weaving, batik, and tie-dyeing. Typically, in a country, there are some cities or villages that produces traditional fabrics, where people earn money and make life from making their traditional fabrics at homes. From this facts, kids can learn about the way of life of the society.

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Batik Riau - Indonesia, have special colors and patterns that can't be found in other traditional fabric

Traditional fabrics are the riches of nature where they are made
Fiber to make traditional fabric and traditional dyes are commonly taken from trees and plants around the area. For example, the yellow color taken from the turmeric, it indicates the turmeric plant can grow well in the area.

traditional fabricBatik from Java - Indonesia, very beautiful color

Traditional fabrics will tell us about the climate condition of the area where it was made
The thickness of traditional fabrics can indicate the climatic conditions of the area. For example, the traditional cloth of the people who live in a tropical area is made of cotton and not thick. While the people in the subtropical region would prefer to weave a thicker traditional cloth to protect themselves from cold air.

traditional fabric 1People in Alor - Indonesia, weaving thick traditional fabric

Read also: Awesome Batik Indonesia

 traditional fabricMe (right, wearing white kebaya) and my friends, we are very proud wearing Indonesian traditional fabrics

If you need literature to introducing traditional fabrics to your kids, Bringing Up The Parks have recommended this book:

atuk's amazing sarong

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atuk's amazing sarong
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0 #28 Ching 2017-10-04 02:18
This reminded me so much of that movie, I think it was called, How to make An American Quilt? It was about a how much history was in the quilt which was the center of the movie and about the people's lives who were involved in the making of the quilt. Batik is such an integral part of the Philippines. People sleep on batik..it brings back memories of when I first visited the country as a child :)
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0 #27 Elizabeth O 2017-10-03 13:30
That traditional fabric looks so beautiful and interesting. I really love the printed of it.
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0 #26 Tiffany Yong 2017-09-27 09:39
I think most people are like me, we never thought the fabrics will be able to tell the climate of the country it is produced! That's a nice observation~
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0 #25 Tee 2017-09-26 07:05
Wow, I love learning new things. Didn't know some of the things you said there.
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0 #24 OdetteJ 2017-09-25 13:55
I love fabrics with patterns and motifs that have symbolism (meaning in them). For me, it's always interesting to learn about different cultures through their various art forms.
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0 #23 Linda 2017-09-25 04:40
I didn't know that about the traditional fabrics, not even its link to nature. Thank you for enlightening me.
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0 #22 acupofassamtea 2017-09-25 03:21
Love those fabrics. I have a strong inclination for handmade fabric. Informative post .will surely refer in future.
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0 #21 Bea 2017-09-24 23:54
It does make sense for the climate & the fabric thickness though I had never thought of it before! I love the yellow one, the turmeric gives a fabulous color!
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0 #20 Dona 2017-09-24 19:38
I never gave a thought to fabric before. You've taught me a few things that I had never considered. Thank you!
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0 #19 Cia Black 2017-09-24 12:10
I agree, I prefer more traditional fabrics to have , just because of the story that can be taken from it
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