KAIN IKAT FROM FLORES, INDONESIA
- 246 ENDE
Semba (man's shawl), Warp ikat, 1910-1930. Most likely Ende proper.
- 251 LIO
Semba (man's shawl), Warp ikat, Early 20th c.. Identification of Lio is tentative. The type is not known from literature. If it is Lio, then it probably hails from Nggela.
- 259 ENDE
Zawo (sarong), Warp ikat, 1900-1930. Probably Ende proper.
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The links above give access to detailed descriptions of all the cloths from this island or region in the collection. The full article on the historical and cultural background of this island or region is temporarily inaccessible. As dissemination of information on Indonesian ikat is one of our primary aims, you can be assured that full public access will be restored as soon as feasible. Should you wish to access the deaccessioned information for scholarly purposes, please contact us through the contact page.
We are blessed with an excellent monograph on the textiles of Flores, Gift of the Cotton Maiden, edited by Roy Hamilton, with contributions by several known scholars. Most of the other books on the textiles of Indonesia have a section on Flores, and there are several good sources for those interested in the ethnology of the island's regions, notable among them Kent Watters article on Flores in Kahlenberg's Textile Traditions of Indonesia.
Map of Flores
Detailed maps of Flores by the US Army Map service in high resolution are found at the University of Texas:
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