Cushion CoverTraditional Textiles
This glorious cushion is made up of a traditional cloth woven in Malaka in West Timor using natural dyes and traditional ikat motifs. The solid coloured backing is made by the weavers from Hamba Parengu in East Sumba using the brilliant indigo dye process of which they are famous.
The motif on this cushion is called ika nuifa which refers to a fish skeleton. Fish and underwater animals are taboo for some clans and they are not allowed to eat such animals as they are considered to have a kin relationship to this animal. All clans in Timor have totems of plants, animals, rocks and spring – a deep connection to all life.
These handmade natural dyed cushions would be exquisite on a couch, chair or bed.
Woven in Timor, 2019.
54 x 29 cm / 21.5 x 11.5 in