Patan is the name for a textile not yet sewn inti a woman’s sarong whereby it can be used as a wedding gift. Gifts such as textiles and animals are exchanged at marriage between the bride and groom’s families as a means of creating indebtedness.
The prominent ikat motif lea ramu represents the leaves and branch of a plant used to deepen the indigo color to become black blue.This textile would traditionally be cut at the horizontal borders and sewn into as two panels to create a woman’s sarong. In its current form it is lovely to use as a bed throw.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in Sikka, Flores, 2018.
296 x 70 cm / 116.5 x 27.5 in