Threads Of Life

Ei Ledo from Savu

The culture of Savu and Rai Jua places great weight on ancestry, birthplace, and community life. The local traditional religion, called Jingi Tiu, requires every member of the village to participate in rituals and ceremonies. This two-part textile, called an ei ledo is the ceremonial dress of women from the Hubi Iki or Lesser Blossom descent group. 

Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth. 
Warp ikat, two panels stiched together, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed, woven in Sabu, 2019.
173 x 63 cm / 68 x 25 in