Lawo Singgi OneWoman's Sarong
This woman’s sarong, Lawo Singgi One which means that the central motif has bands on the outer edges. It is worn for special ceremonies by the people of Ndona in Central Flores near Ende. Weavers in this area value natural dyes over the common use of chemical dyes.
This community of weavers call themselves Bou Sama Sama which means “gathering together”. The group are comprised of both Christian and Muslim with common lineage and ancestors.
They are reknown for their excellent red dye work. The central ikat motif on this textile is called mata rote koba which is a reference to a vine that connects heaven and earth.
Warp ikat, three panels stiched together and sewn as a tube, commercial cotton, natural dyes, Ikat tied, dyed, woven by Ita Yusuf, Made in Ende, Flores, 2013.
170 x 72 cm / 67 x 28.5 in
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