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ANTIQUE MEN'S CEREMONIAL SHAWL IN IKAT FABRIC IN THE SELENDANG STYLE (Twuni Rai Savu), SUMBA ISLAND OF INDONESIA, NUSA TENGGARA / (1910-1929).

 

Description:

A completely hand-woven and hand-dyed Shawl, in which the bands of ikat motifs have been treated solely in indigo, giving the fabric an elegant appearance. An odd number of bands with main motifs, here seven, and two asymmetrical parts (with four and three bands with main motifs respectively) are in accordance with local cultural principles, so the cloth can be used for important ceremonies and crisis rituals of life.

 

The serpentine motif, “keware”, is a prerogative of the “wini Jèwu” maternal line. A traditional identifier of the "Lesser Blossom" textile group is a wavy, serpentine motif. The second and smaller motif, the gunnel, on the main band there is a filler motif and is no less important for identification. The motifs of the small bands are combined.

 

Serpentine motif and angular motif, “wohèpi” bolo with closed ends. The fabric combines the work of cotton spinning and indigo dyeing, in a morinda and turmeric treatment process. It is well known for the quality of its indigo, almost black and was manufactured at the beginning of the 20th century (1910-1929).

 

The material is hand-spun cotton (cotton thread). the textile has a luxurious and uniform feel thanks to its superior weave. It takes 2 years to spin enough tight cotton for this type of fabric, dyed with natural dyes: indigo (tilapia), morinda (noni), turmeric (turmeric) resulting in the color blue-black, red and yellow.

 

The condition for its age is very good thanks to careful conservation, there is only a small break of almost 2cm due to the ikat being hung on a wooden support, there are no loose threads, and the colors are still impressive. Please look at the photos for a better assessment of the condition as they are part of the descriptions.

 

Dimensions: 263cm X 80cm

Weight: 500g

SKU: 3642153761351135

Antique Men's Ceremonial Shawl in ikat fabric - sumba indonesia.(1910-1920)

SKU: 3642153761351135
CHF 3.695,00Preço
Somente 1 em estoque
  • The condition for its age is very good thanks to careful conservation, there is only a small break of almost 2cm due to the ikat being hung on a wooden support, there are no loose threads, and the colors are still impressive. Please look at the photos for a better assessment of the condition as they are part of the descriptions.

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