Crayfish as RegenerationTable Runner or Throw
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This half -blanket is traditionally two halves sewn together and worn by a man as a hip wrap in Sumba along with a matching piece that is worn over the shoulder. Men in Sumba will always wear this type of dress for ceremonies or special occasions. Textiles represent a strong sense of identity and pride by the people of Sumba.
This stunning textile with its bold red and white striped centerfield was a favorite of the late king of Rindi Umbu Kanabu Ndaung. Red and white are prominent indicators of nobility and power. The other images include a human figure and crayfish featured on either side of the striped area.
Crayfish are symbols of regeneration as they shed their shells with growth.
The ornate finished edging and twisted fringe on this throw will be stunning as a table runner or a throw for a bed or couch.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp ikat, single panels, commercial cotton, natural dyes, kabakil striped edging and twisted fringe. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in East Sumba, 2021.
318 x 53 cm / 125 x 21 in