Patan is the name for a textile not yet sewn into a woman’s sarong. In this form 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 mutual 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 or hung on a wall. It can be cut open as you like.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp ikat, single panel, uncut warp , commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in Sikka, Flores, 2019.
296 x 70 cm / 116.5 x 27.5 in