Hinggi HakanaengPerfect Throw or Wrap
A hinggi is a two-panel cloth sewn into one wide cloth – this textile is one part of such a large textile that is worn as a man’s hip cloth. The village of Hama Parengu maintains its animistic ties to the Marapu or ancestral beliefs – still following the traditional ways of caring for the land and maintaining strong social ties.
The central Maltese-cross-like habak flower motif is a traditional design that would only be woven for royalty in the past. It is regarded as a powerful symbol for weavers and is said to contain all possible colors and patterns within its structure. The cockatoo kaka motif symbolic of the importance of community, harmony and tolerance as cockatoos are generally seen in groups. This stunning cloth is of incredibly high quality and will be beautiful as a wall hanging or used as throw.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp ikat, single panel, commercial cotton, open fringe, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in East Sumba, 2019.
312 x 61 cm / 123 x 24 in