The songket is made of silk yarns, combining with goldy ones, and then woven into fabrics with particularly high touch of art.
The songket is a traditional Palembang's craftings, it is very unique that differentiate them with other kind of craftings, and usually products of homemade industries.
The Songkets are usually woven by the women, but lately the men are involved too. It's motives are varie form Lepus, jando baraes, bunga inten, tretes midar, pulis biru, kembang suku hijau, bungo cimo, bunga pacik, ets.
The Songkets commonly worn by women in ceremenonies, such as weddings, official occasionals and or traditional ceremonies. The Songket worn indicate the dignity of the person, that's why The Songket fabrics are used as gifts too.
( taken from wisata sumsel online & lombok exotic )