The Paqbarre Allo motif from South Sulawesi can be interpreted quite literally with the word “barre” meaning round and “allo” meaning sun. This representation of the sun is interpreted as scientific knowledge and wisdom which illuminates the world like sunlight. In the center of the motif is the head of a buffalo, a symbol of pride for the local Toraja ethnicity.
Batik is a traditional fabric dyeing technique in which artisans apply dye-resisting wax to create detailed designs and Tenun is an advanced weaving technique which produces ornate, decorative patterns. Now popularized worldwide, we aim to honor these motif’s Indonesian origins through our botanical offerings. Each label features a distinctive and culturally significant design unique to the areas where we’ve sourced our single-origin products as an homage to the communities that make our work possible.