If you’ve read the previous post, you’ll know by now that Palembang is famous for pempek. But other than that, songket is another thing that is often associated closely with the city. In fact, the region.
When I was there, I had a chance to visit one of the shop that happens to belong to a friend of my mom. The shop is called Pesona Bari, and is located at Jl. Cek Syeh. Below are some pictures of the shop, and of the songket in the shop. And of some materials that have been embroidered beautifully.
At this point, all I have to say is Daniel Mananta’s brand: Damn! I love Indonesia!
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Palembang, as some of you may know, is the capital of Indonesia’s South Sumatera province. The city was also the capital of the old Sriwijaya kingdom that long ago encompassed the whole island itself, as well as other regions such as Java island and Malaysian peninsula.
The city is considerably prosper, and rich with oil and mineral. Before, the city’s prosperity was due to the wide river Musi that stretched across Palembang, dividing the city, and is now adorned with the Ampera bridge that is a pride for the Palembang people. It is from this city that my mother comes from – and this is where I went last weekend. Firstly for my cousin’s ‘family proposal’ to his (now) fiance, and foremostly for the culinary trip!! Read the rest of this entry