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KAIN IKAT FROM MOLUCCAS, INDONESIA

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  • 078 SERAM
    Ute-ute (sarong). Warp ikat. 1900-1930. Tambilau, a hamlet on southern Seram.
  • 079 TANIMBAR
    Tais (sarong). Warp ikat. 1940. Specific island in the archipelago as yet unidentified, but probably Yamdena.
  • 080 TANIMBAR
    Tais (sarong). Warp ikat. 1920-1940. Specific island in the archipelago as yet unidentified, but probably Fordata. .
  • 091 LUANG
    Lawar (sarong). Warp ikat. 1925-1940. Probably Oirata people.
  • 092 KISAR
    Senikir (shawl). Warp ikat. 1925-1945. Probably Meher (Kisar speaking) people.
  • 101 KISAR
    Homnon (sarong). Warp ikat. 1910-1930. Probably Oirata people.
  • 102 KISAR
    Homnon (sarong). Warp ikat. 19th c. Probably Oirata people.
  • 103 KISAR
    Homnon (sarong). Warp ikat. Late 19th to early 20th c. Probably Oirata people.
  • 109 BABAR
    Roie irai (sarong). Warp ikat. 1890-1930. Probably Wetan island.
  • 110 LAKOR
    Sarong. Warp ikat. 1940. Lolotoara on tiny Lakor, part of the Leti Islands in the South Moluccas.
  • 134 KISAR
    Homnon (sarong). Warp ikat. 1910-1930. Probably Oirata people.
  • 138 KISAR
    Homnon (sarong). Warp ikat. 1900-1925. Probably Meher (Kisar speaking) people. .
  • 165 TANIMBAR
    Tais (sarong). Weft ikat. Circa 1950. Yamdena, probably. .
  • 173 TANIMBAR
    Tais (sarong). Warp ikat. 1950 or before. Yamdena, most likely. .
  • 195 LETI
    Sarong. Warp ikat. 1930s. Leti proper, village unknown. .
  • 198 BABAR
    Roie irai (sarong). Warp ikat. Early 20th c. Probably one of the smallest islands of the group.
  • 200 KISAR
    Waistcloth. Warp ikat. 19th c. or early 20th c. Probably made by one of the last mestizo weavers on the island.
  • 204 TANIMBAR
    Shoulder cloth. Warp ikat. First quarter 20th c. Sermata island, probably.
  • 248 LETI
    Panel for man's shawl. Warp ikat. Before 1911. Leti Island proper, Tombra village, on north-west coast.
  • 260 HALMAHERA
    Ba'a boba (sarong). Warp ikat, supplementary weft and supplementary warp. Circa 1930. Used by Sahu people on Halmahera, but made by Butonese, perhaps on Buton but more likely in Butonese settlement on Halmahera or Ternate. .
  • 261 TANIMBAR
    Bakan (sarong). Warp ikat. Circa 1900. Possibly Awaer on Fordata. .
  • 262 TANIMBAR
    Tais (sarong). Warp ikat. Early 20th c. Yamdena (?).
  • 263 TANIMBAR
    Bakan (sarong). Warp ikat. Circa 1950. As yet unidentified.
  • 264 TANIMBAR
    Bakan (sarong, cloth for). Warp ikat. 1950 or before. Probably from Sera or Larat.
  • 265 TANIMBAR
    Chest or turban cloth. Warp ikat. 1950 or before. Unidentified.
  • 266 TANIMBAR
    Chest or turban cloth. Warp ikat. Circa 1950 . Unidentified.
  • 267 TANIMBAR
    Tais (sarong). Warp ikat, discontinuous supplementary weft and nassa shell appliqué . 19th c. Seremata (Sermata), not to be confused with island of the same name.
  • 268 WETAR
    Sarong. Warp ikat, discontinuous supplementary weft.. Early 20th C. . Cloth was collected on Wetar, where ikat died out around 1850, but which has close relations with the courts of Timor and Savu, Raijua. Cloth probably made on Babar or Tanimbar. If on Tanimbar, then probably on Larat.
  • 269 TANIMBAR
    Chest or turban cloth. Warp ikat. Early 20th c. As yet unidentified.
  • 270 TANIMBAR
    Ceremonial cloth. Warp ikat. Late 19th c. Selaru.
  • 271 ROMANG
    Sarong. Warp ikat. Early 20th c. The island's name is also written as Romang. Belongs to the Leti Archipelago. .
  • 272 LUANG
    Lawar (sarong). Warp ikat. Circa 1950. Unidentified.
  • 273 KISAR
    Sarong. Warp ikat. 1950 or before. Probably Meher (Kisar speaking) people.
  • 274 KISAR
    Homnon (sarong). Warp ikat. Circa 1950. Probably Meher (Kisar speaking) people.
  • 275 KISAR
    Sarong. Warp ikat. Late colonial period. Probably Oirata people.
  • 276 KISAR
    Homnon or lavre (sarong). Warp ikat. 1950 or before. Probably Meher (Kisar speaking) people. Tentatively ascribed to Kisar, because overall design is in Kisar style, but palette is that of Luang. .
  • 277 TANIMBAR
    Bakan or tais (sarong). Warp ikat. First quarter 20th c. or 19th c. Unidentified.
  • 278 BABAR
    Roie irai (sarong). Warp ikat. Late colonial. Most likely Marsela. Identification as Babar is not definitive but supported by various clues. May also be from Luang. .
  • 279 LUANG
    Lawar (sarong, warp uncut). Warp ikat. Late colonial to 1950. Unidentified.
  • 280 LUANG
    Lawar (sarong, warp uncut). Warp ikat. 1950-1960. Unidentified.
  • 281 KISAR
    Homnon (sarong), cloth for. Warp ikat. First half 20th c. Probably Oirata people.

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Literature

There is hardly any literature on the ikat textiles of the Moluccas, except on those of the Tanimbar islands, which have been covered by Marianne van Vuuren.


Map of the South Moluccas - the main ikat producing area






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