Josephine Werratie Komara

Josephine Werratie Komara, also known as Obin, has collected vintage Indonesian fabrics since the 1970s. This hobby made her realize that weaving and dyeing, both part of Indonesia's cultural inheritance, have continued to lose their presence with the increasing use of machinery in the industry for mass production. Due to that, in the late 70s, Obin had the initiative to start designing clothes and asked a few other tailors and weavers to join her. In 1986, Obin, under the brand of BINhouse, opened her first store in Jakarta. Now, BINhouse has gained recognition both nationally and internationally, especially in Japan. All the while, Obin never stops her research and experimentation in the art of creating traditional fabrics.