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Sarong suppl. warp, Lembata

Item: Sarong tube skirt, supplementary warp, Lembata

Size: 44 x 45 in (112 x 114 cm), about 575 g

Provenance: Kedang, Lembata, Indonesia; early to mid 20th Century.

Method: Cotton, hand woven with supplementary warp, tapestry weave and twining.

Description

The village of Kedang produces no ikat, but offers extraordinary pieces decorated with supplementary warp, tapestry weave and twining. Flores and Sumatra also produce similar pieces. They are very rarely put out for sale to collectors. This piece was collected in the mid-80s and was purportedly then at least 40-60 years old.

Use

No information on use.

Condition

The textile is in excellent condition.

Item code txtl1004 - SOLD!