SenaiWoman’s Shoulder Scarf
The shoulder cloth became used throughout the Indonesian Archipelago when the woman’s blouse called a kebaya became part of the national dress.
This textiles comes from the southern coast of Lembata island facing out to the Savu Sea. Most people on this coast line spend their time fishing. The motif on this textile is a patola or eight-rayed flower motif that was found on the Indian textiles that were part of the currency during the spice trade.
Warp ikat, single panel, twisted fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes.
Made in Lembata by Mickael Doni. 2019.
166 x 18 cm / 65.5 x 7 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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