few countries boast such a rich and diverse arts and crafts tradition as indonesia. for many centuries skilled craftsmen have contributed to the country's cultural legacy, making avid use of the abundance of natural materials that is found across the vast archipelago. the country's accellerated economic development of late has given a boost to many industries, including the local design sector. an increasing number of designers and brands have started to gain the global limelight with cool quality products with a unique edge. melissa sunjaya is the founder and creative mind behind tulisan, a contemporary accessories brand based in jakarta. indonesian for handwriting, tulisan's range of products is made by a team of passionate and dedicated artists, and many of them have crossed over from their academic or professional background to what they do today at tulisan.
continuously exploring new ways to express creativity and innovation, tulisan has now released the luca prints collection, a specially designed bag in two colourways. the bags feature a five-coloured textile design using illustrated character and botanical elements from a classic indonesian folktale about the coming of age of a young javanese princess. as part of her preliminary research in developing the prints of the bags, sunjaya was very much inspired by 19th-century british artist and writer william morris. sunjaya blended in contemporary colours of tile works from peranakan chinese into her design, so that the final print collection depicts a sensual taste of east and west.tulisan's luca print collection is made in indonesia from eco-friendly and world-wide certified materials, and can be exclusively purchased the tulisan store in jakarta. location: dharmawangsa square, the city walk, shop 24 [kebayoran baru].