From a merely silk thread until it becomes a piece of cloth, making songket is a delicate work. It takes days, weeks and months of dedication, patience, high craftsmanship and love. When you've witnessed how a piece of songket is made like what I've seen in the villages of Klungkung Regency, you'll appreciate it more. All process are done by hand, the tools and technique are as old as the culture itself. Nothing changes much.
For more detailed story of what a Songket is, click here, thanks to Wikipedia.