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There are at least six important textiles used by the ethnic group of To Mangki people of on the western mountain range of Toraja who refer to themselves as Toraja Karataun.
Sekomandi is one of these important textiles and is used to decorate the traditional houses during ceremonies as a sign that the full ritual cycle had been performed. This motif balekoan refers to a niddy-noddy that is used for making skeins of yarn after being spun from cotton. From here the skeins can be wound into ball of yarn and ready to be used to warp an ikat frame or loom.
Warp ikat, two panels sewn together, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in Karataun, Sulawesi, 2019.
202 x 120 cm / 79.5 x 47 in
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