>> Nov 14, 2011
Weeks ago, I can capture a little bit of their activities. During our journey back home from my husband's home town, I passed by Kubangwungu village (Brebes, Central Java, Indonesia). Most people there make ropes that commonly used on ships, besides as farmers.
They do the making rope job on the sidewalk. If you pass through an alternative way Pejagan (Brebes) - Prupuk (Tegal, Central Java, Indonesia), you would be able to see it. It's so interesting. Rope with a length of ten meters put exactly on the side of the road, while other workers are rotating wheels for rolling the rope.
In this village there are dozens of craftsmen who have been in the making rope business for generations. Based on various sources, it said that before they made hemp rope from banana bark material. Along with the time progress, now they develop ropes using plant waste materials, such as children's food packaging waste from waste plastics and textile mills. Wastes that can be utilized are the long ones, which are possible to be used as ropes.