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.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven by Yufitha Tanger in Kajowair, Flores, 2018.
296 x 70 cm / 116.5 x 27.5 in
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