Sabrina Ilma Sakina
10 cm x 10 cm
Abaca is known to be a relatively strong bast fibre. However, its usage in Indonesia has been very limited. This work explores the techniques in utilizing abaca fibre as a material for textiles. The fibre is turned into paper to make way for easier spinning and handling. Afterwards, the yarn is knitted by hand to form a flat swatch of stretchable fabric. The entire process was handmade to ensure the feasibility of passing this idea to fibre artisans in remote areas in Indonesia.