Ei LedoWoman's Ceremonial Sarong
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.
The primary motif is kebeba rai jua which refers to a butterfly from Raijua representing the strong connection that Savu has with Raijua as the island of origin.
This textile is lovely on as a wall hanging or used as throw on the bed or over a chair.
Warp ikat, two panels stiched together, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed, woven by Tobo Mehe in Sabu, 2018.
158 x 61 cm / 62 x 24 in
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