Ceremonial Cloth

IDR 5,147,059

SKU: T02.FL.BL.470 Categories: , Tag:

Patan is the name for a textile not yet sewn into a woman’s sarong. In this form iit 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.

Warp ikat, single panel, uncut warp , commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied by Maria Maris, dyed and woven by Yufita Bero in Sikka, Flores, 2019.
296 x 70 cm / 116.5 x 27.5 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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