Trade Winds
Trade Winds
Trade Winds

Trade Winds

T03.LE.TP.237

Regular price$80.00
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This one panel textile is locally known as a senai which is a narrow textile woven to be worn over the shoulder or around the neck by a woman to compete her traditional dress. Tapobali is a quiet village situated on a hill overlooking the Savu Sea located on the south coast of Lembata. The people of Tapobali are seasonal fishermen, farmers and lontar tappers.

The diamond pattern is locally called patola which is inspired by Indian patola textiles that were traded into Indonesia from India in the 15th – 19th century. Indian tradecloths are held as a clan's most sacred treasures.

Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp Ikat, single panel, twisted fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in Wulandoni, Lembata, 2019. Size 172 x 23 cm / 67.5 x 9 in

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