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Ikat from Savu, Savu Group, Indonesia

144 Savu Group, Savu

Ei (sarong)  magnifier

Origin: Savu Group, Savu
Locale: Wini Wara Tada of Hubi Iki.
Period: 1950
Yarn: Cotton, hand-spun, fine
Technique: Warp ikat
Panels: 2
Size: 55 x 155 cm (1' 9" x 5' 1")
Design: Ei ledo, hebe wo mea, probably for members of wini Wara Tada. The little zig-zag stitch at the top let corner is a bunga wurumada, a sign that the ceremony required after the weaving and before sewing the cloth into a sarong was completed.
Comment: Outstanding example of Hubi Iki clan weaving. Masterfully woven of fine hand spun yarn.
Background: Additional information in chapters on Savu Group and Savu.
Exhibited: Museu do Oriente, Lisbon, 2014/15. Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery, 2017.
Published: Peter ten Hoopen, Woven Languages, 2014
Literature: Very similar to two sarong in Duggan, Ikats of Savu, Fig. 16, 26.
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