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Ikat from Luang, Moluccas, Indonesia
 

272 Moluccas, Luang


Lawar (sarong)  magnifier



Origin: Moluccas, Luang
Locale: Unidentified.
Period: Circa 1950
Yarn: Cotton, hand spun and commercial
Technique: Warp ikat
Panels: 2
Size: 71 x 149 cm (2' 3" x 4' 10")
Weight: 525 g (18.5 oz), 248 g/m2 (0.81 oz/ft2)
Design: Rimanu pattern reserved for the nobility. Accent stripes in natural yellow dye (curcuma most likely).
Comment: This sarong stands out by its extremely fine and tight ikat work. Also by the powerful composition, the saturation of the indigo, the pastel tonality of its reds. The near perfect control of bleeding in deeply saturated indigo is hard to achieve, and must have required very tight binding which, given the complexity of the drawing, must have been very precisely placed on narrow skeins of yarn. Immaculate state of conservation. Ex collection J.B. Lüth.
Background: For additional information see chapter on Moluccas and/or Luang.
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Literature: Sans pareil.
  
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