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 ikat motif 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.
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Warp ikat, two panels stitched together, open fringes, handspun cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in Mamuju, Sulawesi, 2020.
220 x 135 cm / 86.5 x 53 in