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Bed Skirt and Pillow Set

Bed Skirt and Pillow Set

This one-of-a-kind bed skirt and pillow set is made from a woman’s sarong from East Sumba and handspun cotton from Java. A textile such as this sarong would be worn by an older woman of nobility. The motif is embroidered on an all indigo dyed background and depicts a lion with the human face. Dutch coins with rampant lions are likely what would have inspired this motif as lions do not exist in Sumba but were clearly seen as symbols of power.

We have backed the sarong by hand stitching a handspun cotton cloth from Java dyed with Ceriops tagal. We have designed and and sewn it in a way that the fringing and macramé edging of the Java cloth is integral to the hand and foot of the Sumbanese cloth. We have done the same with the pillows that combine the Sumba cloth with Javanese cloth keeping the fringing and macramé as a central feature.

Bed cover: Plain weave, embroidered motifs, supplementary patterning, commercial
and handspun cotton, natural dyes.
Made in Sumba and Java.
201 x 52 cm
J23.SU.HP.015

Pillows: Plain weave, supplementary patterning, commercial and handspun cotton, natural dyes.
Made in Sumba and Java.
53 x 21 cm
J23.SU.HP.015

US$ 350 for the set (bedskirt and pillows)

Enquiries to jeanhowebali@gmail.com, please state the name of the textile.
First come first served basis — each buyer will have five working days to make payment.
Shipping, import duty, VAT not included.
All sales are final and no returns will be accepted.