SONGKET Terengganu is famous for its high quality is woven fabric by using silk or cotton yarn and woven together with gold thread and silver thread. Songket is traditionally woven with woven ‘cakes’ made of wood and bamboo. The process of making songket is very complicated and complicated so it is not surprising that a songket can reach up to thousands of ringgit. Songket cloth was originally used only by nobles such as royalty and big people. Woven fabric and the complexity of the songket pattern motif when it describes the rank and position of a magnified person.
Zainab Mamat, a songket Terengganu songket manufacturer, said the songket output from his workshop was also demanded by the country’s major leaders. To get fine and high-quality songket weights, they need two qualities of high precision and patience. According to him, the songket cloth can be completed over a period of 2 months and it also depends on the motif made. He added that the most expensive songket cloth ever sold by him was worth RM22,000. Its motives and output patterns are mostly inspired by natural elements such as flowers and kerawang.
Source: Sinar Harian, Monday, 12 October 2015