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Ikat from Raijua, Savu Group, Indonesia

113 Savu Group, Raijua

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Origin: Savu Group, Raijua
Locale: Village unknown.
Period: 1930
Yarn: Cotton, hand-spun, medium
Technique: Warp ikat
Panels: 2
Size: 92 x 173 cm (3' 0" x 5' 8")
Design: Nine bands with boda (Savu flower) and kekemahaba (zigzag) motifs in ecru and morinda red on indigo background.
Comment: Fine example of Savu style selimut with relatively rare nine band design (most have only seven bands). Morinda red remarkably strong. Good weaving, well preserved.
Background: Additional information in chapters on Savu Group and Raijua.
Compare: 139 029
Literature: Very similar to much smaller cloth (half the size) in Yoshimoto, Ikat, Fig. 150.
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