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Sumba Blanket called Hinggi

IDR 21,428,571

In stock

Item Code: T02.SU.RI.PYRE.009

Designed for a king, this regal cloth is of an ostentatious length. The textile is worn draped over the shoulder and so that the motifs appear in the front and on the back upright to the viewer. A matching piece is usually worn as a hip cloth.

The prominent lion mahang is derived from the image of rampant lions found on Dutch coins and other Dutch regalia. In the past this motif was only used by members of the royal families, as items bearing the Dutch lions were only presented to these royal families as a symbol of their local authority under the Dutch rule. In this way the mahang motif became a symbol of power, authority and nobility. Since Indonesian independence, people from outside these royal families increasingly used the mahang motif on their textiles. And in the middle motif we called kandunu means star and denotes social status. Bird motif Kaka refers to a cockatoo. As cockatoos are generally seen in groups, they are understood to be symbolic of community and symbolize the importance of community, harmony and tolerance.

This stunning textile could be hung on a wall or a throw on a couch.

Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.Warp ikat, two panels sewn together, commercial cotton, natural dyes, kabakil striped edging and twisted fringe. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in Sumba, 2020.
295 x 115 cm / 116 x 45.5 in

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