Ei LedoWoman's 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 tublar sarong Ei Ledo is the ceremonial dress of women from the Hubi Iki or Lesser Blossom descent group. The motifs in the wide bands are specific to each hubi, and sometimes to smaller kinship divisions called wini, or “seeds.” The ikat motif on this textile is called Na Nida which is a reference to ancestor in the weaver’s clan. Often when a motif has a name of an ancestor it is a memory of when that motif was first made.
This textile is lovely hanging on a wall over used as throw on the bottom of the bed or over the couch.
Warp ikat, two panels stitched together and sewn as a tube, commercial cotton, natural dyes, Ikat tied, dyed, woven by Tobo Mehe in Sabu, 2020.
171 x 61 cm / 67.5 x 24 in
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