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Ikat from Savu, Savu Group, Indonesia
 

135 Savu Group, Savu


Hi'i (men's shawl)  magnifier



Origin: Savu Group, Savu
Locale: Probably Mesara, Hubi Ae or Hubi Iki (pattern not reserved for any particular moiety).
Period: 1960
Yarn: Cotton, hand spun, fine
Technique: Warp ikat
Panels: 2
Size: 84 x 165 cm (33 x 64.9)
Design: Hi'i worapi (man's loincloth) with boda motif and probably moto (star) motif in indigo and white and fine stripes in morinda red. Seven bands of main ikated patterns in two panels of prescribed unequal number of longitudinal bands: three and four.
Comment: Finely made cloth with good control, resulting in clear drawing. Whether the cloth was made by weaver from Hubi Ae or Hubi Iki cannot be determined as pattern is not reserved for any particular moiety.
Background: For additional information see chapter on Savu Group and/or Savu.
Literature: Similar to hi'i in Duggan, Woven Stories, P. 86 top. Also similar to hi'i in Duggan, Ikats of Savu, Fig. 76-77.
  
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