A young woman in the remote area of Sulawesi where this textile is made will take on the entire creation of the cloth from the tying of the patterns onto threads, the dyeing using mud and tannins to achieve this colorfast black color and weaving on a backstrap loom. The process can take up to two months and the income is substantial that she receives in selling her textile.
The motif is koko refers to a deep depression that is found in the earth that cannot be returned to normal or be changed. This is a reference to making an unwavering commitment that cannot be changed or to the bonds of a relationship that cannot be undone.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in Mamuju, Sulawesi, 2019. Size 212 x 20 cm / 83.5 x 8 in