Sekomandi

Ceremonial Hanging

IDR 10,000,000

SKU: T02.SW.BI.1827 Categories: , , Tag:

The sekomandi textile maybe made as two ikat panels sewn together as a wide single textile. Often there are two additional narrow panels sewn on to either side.These side panels are called lete. Sekomandi textiles are used to decorate the traditional houses during ceremonies as a sign that the entire ritual cycle had been performed such as weddings.

The primary motif on this textiles is called totandung and is said to be the oldest known motif by the To Mangki weavers. It is said to mean “to celebrate our success and to be generous.

Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp ikat, two panels stitched together, open fringes, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in Mamuju, Sulawesi, 2018.
202 x 130 cm / 79.5 x 51 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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