Mustafa Hadi and Lila Lestari owner's of the UD.El-Baraka calligraphy-home industry are swamped with orders ahead of Ramadan right up until now for their intricately embroidered works of art.
Ramadan is a month full of blessings. It is also felt by married couples, Mustafa Hadi (36) and Lila Lestari (34). Married couples owner's UD.El-Baraka calligraphy-home industry is swamped with orders ahead of Ramadan until now.
According to Mustafa Hadi, ahead of Ramadan home industry located in the Bulak Rukem Surabaya, was swamped with orders. If a typical day at home industry is capable of producing 30 to 40 of calligraphy in a variety of sizes, since the close of Ramadan production increased by 2-fold.
"Thank God already since three months before entering the order of Ramadan until now continued to arrive," Mustafa said when met at his residence on Wednesday (25/07).
Generated calligraphy home industry is quite unique and different from most of the calligraphy. Mamilon pin and thread into the main ingredient of making a full calligraphy is hand made.
"Initially we used mica but due to the economic crisis in 1998 and mica are relatively expensive price, we decided to discontinue the use of mica. We are looking for other alternative materials, the innovative and inexpensive. Be we use a pin and thread (mamilon)," said Mustafa.
Calligraphy and a pin made from yarn mamilon recognized Mustafa is quite complicated, it takes diligence and patience. From the beginning to the finishing stages of a large calligraphy takes up to 4 days.
The initial step is done by drawing calligraphic patterns. After the pattern so then formed with a pin that was nailed, only then embroidered with thread mamilon. When the stitching from one pin to another pin is that require patience and diligence.
"For my wife's production is more controlled. He was an employee who had been taught, because it must be flexible in hand embroidery. While my hand embroidery is less flexible," Mustafa said, laughing.
Generated calligraphy has a variety of sizes, ranging from 30 cm x 30 cm to 94 cm x 122 cm. As for the selling price in the range of IDR 300,000 - IDR 6,000,000. The resulting range of calligraphy among others Asmaul Husna Trees, Section Chair ship, and there is coupled with a clock in it and much more.
Until now, the market share of a pin and thread calligraphy is mentioned Mustafa not only come from cities in East Java, East Java, but also outside.
"Buyers are also many who come from outside East Java, like Jakarta, Padang, and Borneo," concluded Mustafa.