The village has a long history as a centre of crafting. It is located around the foot of Singgalang mountain about 10 km from Bukittinggi, close to Padang Panjang. Its very famous for its various beautiful motif and colourful Songket – a traditional hand woven cloth. The songket is a part of Minangkabau traditional costume. As a part of the culture you can find people weave the songket with traditional hand looms in their houses here.