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Ikat from Ndona, Flores Group, Indonesia

090 Flores Group, Ndona

Semba (man's shawl)  magnifier

Origin: Flores Group, Ndona
Locale: Village not identified.
Period: Circa 1950
Yarn: Cotton, hand-spun, fine
Technique: Warp ikat
Panels: 2
Size: 120 x 187 cm (3' 11" x 6' 1")
Design: Two panel shawl called luka semba with geometrical patterns in strong morinda red on black background created by overdyeing of morinda and indigo. Patola style field with finely detailed tumpal borders.
Comment: Vintage Ndona of outstanding quality, visually striking, in immaculate state of preservation.
Background: Additional information in chapters on Flores Group and Ndona.
Exhibited: Museu do Oriente, Lisbon, 2014/15
Published: Peter ten Hoopen, Woven Languages, 2014, Carpet Collector 1/2015
Compare: 083 084
Literature: Very similar to semba to in Hunt Kahlenberg, Textile Traditions of Indonesia, Fig. 51. Also similar to piece in Voelger c.s., Indonesian Textiles, fig. 137, 138; and Hamilton, ed., Gift of the Cotton Maiden. Fig. 6-21.
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