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 central pattern on this textile is called tosso’ balekoan, which represents a niddy noddy that is used for making skeins of yarn after being spun from cotton. From here the skeins can be wound into a ball of yarn ready to be used to warp a loom.
Warp ikat, two panels stiched together, open fringes, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven by Emilda in Mamuju, Sulawesi, 2019.
206 x 146 cm / 81 x 57.5 in