Researchers songket Europe Bernhard Bart, said of his research for 10 years in a number of countries and cities songket producer in Indonesia, Minang songket is the finest and also rich with a depiction motifs and philosophical meaning. “If we look at the products Minangkabau culture produced about 100 years ago, such as handicrafts songket, it shows the Minangkabau has a quality to be pleased with. Minangkabau’ve reached a phase of development that is able to create a quality culture through the works of creation days, “he said. Bernhard worked with Erika Rianti Songket Dojo, Dublin, since last 4 years producing the finest songket motifs are generally no longer produced another crafter songket songket centers in Rest of the world Sumatra. “Songket long extinct and is now produced back in it there is the of Minangkabau culture and society that is so appealing. Through his motives are so diverse, there is meaning and messages of traditional Minangkabau, acquired from nature takambang be a teacher.
Motifs are created with strong, neat, and shows the degree of difficulty that is hard done by weavers of today, “said Nanda.
In Padang, wedding dresses Nina Rianti Alda also replicate songket songket-old Minangkabau collaboration with Bernhard. Comparing the old and the new songket, according to Nina, the difference lies in the location in the tradition of making songket itself.
According to Nina, songket old tend to be driven to the realization of values?? and cultural expressions Minangkabau because in it there is a symbol of the Minangkabau culture. While the new songket, although awareness of the value and relationship with the symbol and identity of the Minangkabau culture continues, the quality is no longer attainable like in the old Minangkabau songket.