NATURAL SILK 
(Sutera Alam)
Community Economic Development Movement, is one of the programs declared by provincial government of South Sulawesi, is aimed to foster the economic growth. Regional or Local Governments are expected to support this program according to their own potentials and leading commodities that they have. Soppeng regency is fully support the program because soppeng has achieved great reputation as one of the main silk yarn producers since 1970. Therefore, Soppeng regency has been declared as one of the Operational Region for GERBANG EMAS, with natural silk as leading commodity Gerakan Pembangunan Ekonomi asyarakat
Dicanangkan oleh Pemerintah Propinsi dalam rangka mempercepat pertumbuhan ekonomi di daerah. Setiap daerah diharapkan mendukung program ini, berdasarkan potensi daerah dan komoditas unggulan.
Kabupaten Soppeng sangat potensial dan mendukung program ini, karena Kab. Soppeng telah memiliki reputasi penghasil benang sutera sejak tahun 1970-an


Cacoons Murbei Plantation
Pada Desember, 2005, luas tanaman Murbei mencapai 426 Ha. Jumlah kepala keluarga (KK) yang terlibat sebanyak 682 KK. Produksi benang mencapai 7.467,74 Kg.Pada Tahun 2006, luas tanaman Murbei mencapai 515 Ha. Jumlah kepala keluarga KK) yang terlibat sebanyak 717 KK. Produksi benang mencapai 7.068,09 Kg. In the year of 2005, silk yarn production is 7,467.74 Kg, with murbei plantation area of 426 Hectars. In the year of 2006, murbei plantation area is 515 Hectars, the number of farmers involved are 717 families, and the Silk Yarn production is 7,068.09 Kg.


Adult Silk Worms


Colored Silk Yarn

Natural silk is one of leading commodities and tourism spots in Soppeng regency that has been cultivated by the community since 1965, has achieved blooming in 1971 Sutera Alam merupakan salah satu produk unggulan dan menjadi agro wisata yang mulai dibudidayakan oleh masyarakat sejak tahun 1965 dan berkembang dengan mencapai puncaknya Tahun 1971.
Tajuncu, Kec. Donri_Donri, adalah pusat pengembangan Sutera Alam ini, berada 12 Km sebelah utara kota Watansoppeng. Di wilayah ini akan ditemukan hamparan tanaman murbei, pemeliharaan ulat, pengolahan kokon menjadi benang dan pengolahan benang menjadi kain dan pengolahan kain sutera menjadi pakaian, eperti sarung Sutera, Baju Bodo, Dasi Sutera, dan lain-lain Tajuncu Village, in Donri-Donri District, is the central development of Natural Silk, located 12 Km North of Watansoppeng. In this area we could find wide murbey plantation, caterpillar (silk worms) cultivation, cacoon processing into silk yarn, and silk yarn into textile, and finally, the textile into some kinds of cloths, such as, silk sarong, Bodo dress, tie, etc.