This cloth is the original work of the Nusa Penida people which has been passed down from generation to generation by the ancestors of the Nusa Penida people.
Initially this cloth was only used for religious ceremonies.
But over time, this cloth can now be traded to the wider community.
Weaving Cepuk Rangrang has a characteristic, on the woven sheet, there are small spaces with holes.
While the motive is also different from the weaves made by the Balinese in other districts such as from Klungkung, Karangasem, Jembrana, Tabanan, and others.
Apart from the hollow designs and different motifs, the colors are also brighter than other weaves, such as dominating red, orange, and purple. The process of making this rang-rang woven cloth is woven by hand manually.
How Rangrang Made
From the beginning of the yarn spinning process from cotton, the yarn coloring is then woven into a cloth that can be used and takes days. There are two kinds of fabric coloring processes, namely synthetic coloring and natural coloring.
Among the natural colors are: 1) babakan poh (mango stem bark) produces yellow color, 2) babakan noni root produces red color, 3) babakan poh wood produces dark gray color, 4) babakan juwet produces brownish color, and 5) indigo leaves produce a black color.
Both sides of the rangrang woven cloth can be used as the outer side, because both sides are the same light color, unlike ordinary cloth which has a dim inner side.
Now it is very unfortunate that not all people preserve this woven fabric. Only a small proportion of the Nusa Penida community is still producing Rangrang woven fabrics.
What can be seen now is that the people of eastern Nusa Penida, namely in the village of Pejukutan, the same village with Diamond Beach.
Still, preserve the culture of weaving Rangrang cloth? The price of Cepuk Rangrang weaving starts from IDR 200 thousand to IDR 400 thousand with synthetic materials, while those using natural dyes are priced at IDR 400 thousand to IDR 1.5 million depending on the size. Buy it when you do Nusa Penida Tour.