Heleda

Shoulder Scarf

IDR 1,102,941

SKU: T03.SB.TR.464 Categories: , Tag:

Savu is a small island to the west of Timor. The people of this island have a strong culture and while many have converted to Christianity the traditional religion Jingi Tiu still prevails. All ceremonies related to land management are overseen by traditional leaders called Mone Ama. Within the Mone Ama is the Apu Lodo ‘Descendent of the Sun’ and Deo Rai ‘Lord of the Land’.

Textiles are an important aspect of ceremonial life. The single panel ikat shoulder scarf called Heleda is worn by men or women for ceremonies and special occasions. The ikat motif on this textile is called ketu pedi refers to a traditional belt or brooch made from silver or gold which is part of the traditionnal dress for women in Savu.

This textile is lovely as a decor accent.

Warp ikat, single panel, twisted fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed, woven by Bae Dule in Pedarro, Sabu, 2018.
174 x 17 cm / 68.5 x 6.5 in




Textiles and Their Culture: Adonara Island | Bali Island | Flores Island | Java Island | Kalimantan Island | Lembata Island | Savu & Rai Jua Islands | Sulawesi Island | Sumba Island | Timor Island

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