Ulap Doyo Weaving – Samarinda, East Kalimantan


  • Exist before 17th Century of Kutai kingdom to show the social class of Dayak tribe.
    • jaunt nguku wore by mantiq (noble/ king)
    • waniq ngelukng wore by marantikaq (commoners)
  • Weaving ulap Doyo or Cain ulap Doyo is an art weave cloth of the tribe of Benuaq in Cape Isuy, District Kutai, Samarinda, East Kalimantan.

Ulap_doyo tenun

Ulap Doyo weaving

  • Doyo called because its main ingredient is fiber leaf of Doyo.


Doyo leaf

  • Doyo leaf chosen as woven material as strong fiber to be used as thread.
  • Benuaq tribal women make woven in the form of clothing, bag, shirt, pants, wallet, and so forth.
  • Dragon pattern represents the beauty of women, boat represents teamwork, tiger represents power, stairs means effort and unity.


Dayak Benuaq, Samarinda, East Kalimantan

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