Lete is a single panel textile worn around the neck by men or on the shoulder for women during ceremonies. In the village of Nggela the Lete is worn by men wrapped around the neck and called a Luka Lete.
The central ikat motif on this textile is called Soke Mata Ria is the local name for a flower and always appears with the nggaja elephant motif.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton thread, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in Ende, Flores, 2019.
221 x 27 cm / 87 x 10.5 in