The Phenomenon of Ethnic Java Women as Weavers Hiou in Karang Rejo Village, Simalungun Regency
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- Phenomenon, Javanese ethnic women, weaver, Hiou.
Working as a Hiou weaver is an alternative for Javanese women for family economic welfare. Javanese women learn to weave Hiou with a feeling of being aware, happy and proud because they can weave Hiou like Simalungun women. The woven products they make are of good quality, which makes the owners of capital keep empowering Javanese women so that they can still weave Hiou. This study aims to examine: (i) the phenomenon of Javanese ethnic women who work as Hiou weavers in Karang Rejo Village, Simalungun Regency; (ii) the reason Simalungun ethnic capital owners chose Javanese women as Hiou weavers; (iii) the efforts of the Simalungun ethnic group to empower Javanese women to remain Hiou weavers. The type of this research is qualitative with an ethnographic approach. Informants were the owners of capital and the Javanese Hiou weavers. The results of this research illustrate that initially there was only one Javanese woman in Karang Rejo village who worked as a Hiou weaver and now continues to grow to reach 80 people. All of them are able to produce Hiou with good quality so as to increase production and market demand. Hiou's good quality makes the capital owners feel happy by providing convenience in work, one of which is to provide looms so that Javanese women can continue to weave Hiou in their own homes. Javanese women with full awareness and pride, besides being able to weave other ethnic traditional fabrics, they can also prosper their families.
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TY - CONF AU - Ratih Baiduri AU - Tri Nur Putri PY - 2019/05 DA - 2019/05 TI - The Phenomenon of Ethnic Java Women as Weavers Hiou in Karang Rejo Village, Simalungun Regency BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (ICSSIS 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 158 EP - 161 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icssis-18.2019.31 DO - 10.2991/icssis-18.2019.31 ID - Baiduri2019/05 ER -