They engaged home-weavers on a commission basis, supplied them with raw materials on credit and got the woven cloth back which was paid for in cash after deduction of the credit provided. In Indonesian the arrangement was called bakul , and came later to be known as perantara. ... In 1937, it was estimated that about 35% of the hand looms at the Bandung plateau were controlled by Chinese capital.
|Author||:||Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Nordisk Institut for Asienstudier|
|Publisher||:||NIAS Press - 1996|