Perfect Ikat TextileWith Gift Box
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This ikat textile comes with a special handmade box curated for each scarf. As a special present for yourself or your loved one we will send direct to them with a note from you. The price includes free shipping.
This exquisite ikat textile Selendang or shoulder scarf is a single panel textile that is made with ikat motifs using the red, blues and blacks of a sekomandi made by weavers in central Sulawesi who call themselves To Mangki Karataun. The shoulder scarf became used throughout the Indonesian archipelago when the woman’s top called kebaya became part of the national dress.
The motif on this textile is called tosso’ balekoan, which represents a niddy noddy used for making skeins of yarn after being spun from cotton fibers into thread. From here the skeins can be wound into a ball of yarn ready to be used to warp a loom. Using this as a motif suggests the importance of this transformation of spun thread to textiles.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in Mamuju, Sulawesi, 2019.
170 x 21 cm / 67 x 8.5 in