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Threads Of Life

Higi Wo Lemi

Man’s Traditional Hip Cloth

IDR 2,400,000

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Item Code: T03.SB.HM.XXXX.723

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.

The collective identity of the women descent groups or hubi and wini, and the male descent groups or udu is the basis of Savu culture, a legacy from the ancestors that demands to be honored. Hi’gi translates as blanket, wo pattern and lemi five. This textile is defined by its five stripes and is worn as a man’s hip cloth for ceremonies.

The ikat motif on this textile is called Huri Wodilu is a pattern that is said to be shaped like an ear and the other motif boda is a difficult concept to translate. It is considered to be the oldest motif (huri) used on men’s textiles.

This textile is lovely on as a wall hanging or used as throw on the bed or over a chair.

Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp ikat, single panel, twisted fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in Sabu, 2020.
184 x 62 cm / 72.5 x 24.5 in

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