Threads Of Life

Lau Pakambuli

Woman's Sarong

IDR 6,000,000

In stock

Item Code: T01.SU.HP.190

Lau pakambuli refers to a two-part tubular textile worn by women for special occasions in Hama Parengu and within the Kanatang cultural group. The only ornamentation is on the foot of the cloth where the woman will embroider patterns of dragons, cockatoos or lions. The textile is very long so that when worn the top is folded down over the lower section with the embroidery is still exposed. 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 strong social ties.

The embroidery motif on this textile is called kaka refers to a cockatoo. The cockatoo is 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.
Plain weave, embroidery, two panels stitched together and sewn as a tube, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Dyed and woven in East Sumba, 2016.
152 x 65 cm / 60 x 25.5 in

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