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.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton thread, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed, woven in Ende, Flores, 2019.
221 x 27 cm / 87 x 10.5 in
Textiles and Their Culture: Adonara Island | Bali Island | Flores Island | Java Island | Kalimantan Island | Lembata Island | Savu & Rai Jua Islands | Sulawesi Island | Sumba Island | Timor Island
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