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Ikat from Kisar, Moluccas, Indonesia
 

101 Moluccas, Kisar


Homnon (sarong)  magnifier



Origin: Moluccas, Kisar
Locale: Probably Oirata people.
Period: 1910-1930
Yarn: Cotton, hand spun, medium
Technique: Warp ikat
Panels: 2
Size: 64 x 145 cm (2' 1" x 4' 9")
Design: Homnon (sarong) for high ranking woman. Narrow horizontal bands with small geometrical patterns, (jilamprang? and small tumpal) in brick red, two wider bands with rimanu motif: human figures with raised arms, horses, cocks or jungle fowl, double eagles, and other animals.
Comment: Old Kisar sarong for woman of the nobility in excellent condition - a prime example of the type. Few of these cloths have been described in literature.
Background: For additional information see chapter on Moluccas and/or Kisar.
Exhibited: Museu do Oriente, Lisbon, 2014/15
Published: Peter ten Hoopen, Woven Languages, 2014, Orientations Vol. 46/2014
Compare: 102 103 138 091 282
Literature: Nearly identical to homnon from kampung Wonreli in Textile Museum, Washington, EX.77.279, depicted in Hunt Kahlenberg, Textile Traditions of Indonesia, Fig. 63. Nearly identical motifs on panel for sarong in Khan Majlis, Woven Messages, Fig. 310, and sarong on Fig. 311. Nearly identical to sarong in Museum für Völkerkunde, Vienna, Cat. no. 175017. Similar cloth in Tropenmuseum, Tillman collection. Also very similar to Pusaka Collection Nr. 102, 103, and 134.
  
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