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Ikat from Raijua, Savu Group, Indonesia

029 Savu Group, Raijua

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Origin: Savu Group, Raijua
Locale: Hubi Ae.
Period: 1940-1950
Yarn: Cotton, hand-spun, medium
Technique: Warp ikat
Panels: 2
Size: 98 x 156 cm (3' 2" x 5' 1")
Design: Hi'i worapi, shawl for gentleman, with main motifs are boda, (the elliptical shape) and kekama haba, 'handle of the lontar container.
Comment: Ikat work of outstanding quality.
Background: Additional information in chapters on Savu Group and Raijua.
Compare: 113 139
Literature: Nearly identical to hi'i in Duggan, Woven Stories, P. 87 top. See also similar selendang, identified as Savu in Hessenhuis, Ikat, Fig. 103.
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