Work Ethic and Wages for Lampung Tapis Craftsmen in Islamic Perspective

Rachmat Panca Putera, M. Adil, Cholidi Cholidi


Lampung traditional Tapis crafts depict local ethos and spirit which are in line with ethos principles and values in Islam. Tapis craftsmen in Lampung show perseverance, responsibility and commitment to keep working as craftsmen, and to maintain the local Tapis tradition that is starting to fade in the community. Craftsmen see the importance of having love for the profession so that they continue to be motivated at work. The filter craftsman's work ethic emerges as the experience and skills in filter embroidery increase. In addition, it is also driven by the desire to maintain typical Lampung products so that they do not fade. Craftsmen feel that they benefit from the work they do. This encourages craftsmen to continue to stay in the profession, even though the process of making it takes a long time and is tiring. The responsibility of craftsmen is not only to fulfill quality according to market tastes but also to the profession according to standards and expertise. The responsibility to produce quality filter products requires tenacity, tenacity and patience because it is related to the thread embroidery process. The sacrifice of time, thought and energy is seen as a work challenge that must be faced to be able to maintain the availability of ordered filter products. The wages received by Lampung Tapis craftsmen are based on a wholesale system according to the amount of work produced. The craftsmen feel that the wages they receive are not in accordance with the complicated process of making the filter and not commensurate with the length of time for the process. In a month the wages received by the filter craftsmen ranged from Rp. 700.000. to Rp. 1.000.000. The low wages received by Tapis craftsmen cannot be separated from "the legal reality of market demand, where filter products must compete with other products supported by industrial-scale technology.


Work Ethic; Wages; Filters; Filter Crafts

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