A Model of Empowerment for the ATBM Weaving Micro-Business through Design Development

Mulyanto .


The objective of this research is to formulate a model of empowerment of Yu Siti manual weaving machine (ATBM = alat tenun bukan mesin) micro business in Burikan village, Klaten regency, Indonesia. This action research used 10 subject participants chosen purposively. The data of the research were collected by means of in-depth interview, participatory observation, and focus group discussion. The data were analyzed by using interactive model of analysis. The empowerment model developed for the Yu Siti manual weaving machine micro business consists of three phases, namely: (1) conducting needs analysis to identify the problems and real needs of the business unit; (2) arranging action plans to solve the problems by conducting a comparative study, production process training, and capital support; and (3) implementing the program plans, including motivating the entrepreneurs and workers, developing “lurik” motif designs, and growing the capacity of the sekir operator, engineering the weaving tools, diversifying the weaving motifs and techniques, granting capital support, developing promotional media, and applying work contract.

Keywords: Empowerment, micro-business, ATBM weaving, development, and design.

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