KAIN IKAT FROM SAVU, INDONESIA
- 009 SAVU
Ei (sarong). Warp ikat. 1940-50. Hubi iki (as far as weaver is concerned, wearer uncertain).
- 010 SAVU
Ei (sarong). Warp ikat. 1940-50 (?). Moiety cannot de ascertained as this is a non-reserved motif.
- 026 SAVU
Ei (sarong). Warp ikat. 1930. Hubi Ae weaver.
- 028 SAVU
Ei (sarong). Warp ikat. 1930-1940. Hubi Ae or Hubi Iki (cannot be determined as this a 'free' motif).
- 030 SAVU
Selendang. Warp ikat. 1950. Hubi Ae.
- 087 SAVU
Selendang. Warp ikat. 1930-45. Hubi Iki moiety.
- 135 SAVU
Hi'i (men's shawl). Warp ikat. 1960. Probably Mesara, Hubi Ae or Hubi Iki (pattern not reserved for any particular moiety).
- 136 SAVU
Ei (sarong). Warp ikat. 1930-1945. Wini Waratada, Hubi Iki - or Christian weaver.
- 142 SAVU
Selendang. Warp ikat. 1950 or earlier. Village unknown.
- 143 SAVU
Selendang. Warp ikat. 1950. Village unknown.
- 144 SAVU
Ei (sarong). Warp ikat. 1950. Wini Wara Tada of Hubi Iki.
- 145 SAVU
Ei (sarong). Warp ikat. 1950. Could be either Hubi Ae or Hubi Iki. (Motif not restricted.).
- 175 SAVU
Selimut (shawl). Warp ikat. 1930-1940. Seba, identified on the basis of boda as exclusive motif, and the number of dini, seven.
- 185 SAVU
Ei (sarong). Warp ikat. Before 1950. Mesara, south Savu.
- 231 SAVU
Ei (sarong). Warp ikat. 1940-1950. Hubi Iki, probably wini Jawu.
- 232 SAVU
Wei méa (red belt) . Warp ikat. Early 20th c. May have been made anywhere on the island, or in fact on neighbouring Raijua.
- 254 SAVU
Wei labe (shroud). Warp ikat. Mid 20th c. or before. May have been made anywhere on the island.
- 255 SAVU
Ei (sarong). Warp ikat. 1940. Hubi uki moiety.
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Literature on Savu
Geneviève Duggan has made getting information about Savu textiles like one-stop shopping. There can be little left to learn about Ikats of Savu that she has not covered in her eponymous book, and in Woven Stories, informed by numerous visits to the island and countless hours of patient interviewing, gently digging for information about techniques, patterns and their meaning - much of it of a secret or semi-secret nature and not provided spontaneously. See Literature section for publication details and other sources, and the Links section for her own website. Three direct links below provide access to texts based on her small publication Palm Blossoms of Savu:
Map of Savu
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