IKAT FROM HALMAHERA, INDONESIA
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Ba'a boba (sarong). Warp ikat in medium cotton and supplementary weft. Circa 1900. Used by Sahu people on Halmahera, but made by Butonese, perhaps on Buton but more likely in Butonese settlement on Halmahera or Ternate. .
Ceremonial ikat textiles for harvest festival
[Stub, to be elaborated]
The most readily significant literature on the ikat of Halmahera is Leontine Visser's contribution to Gittinger, To Speak With Cloth.
Map of Halmahera, Ternate, and Tidore
Geographical map by Verbeek, 1908. The Sahu country is the green sliver marked by the H of Halmahera.
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