Lau HumbaWomen Sarong
Lau humba refers to a two-part tubular textile worn by women for daily use in Hama Parengu and within the Kanatang cultural group, which is known for it’s textiles using natural indigo dye practices with additional coloured sections.
The village of Hama Parengu maintains it’s animistic ties to the Marapu beliefs still following the traditional ways of caring for the land and maintaining.
Plain weave, two panels sewn together into a tube, commercial cotton, natural dyes.
Made in Hama Parengu, EastSumba, 2019
140 x 67 cm / 55 x 26.5 in
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