Selendang or shoulder scarf is a single panel textile that is made with ikat motifs using the red, blues and blacks of a sekomandi made by weavers in central Sulawesi who call themselves To Mangki Karataun. A textile like this is tied, dyed and woven by a single woman and the sale of the textile represents significant income in this remote area of Sulawesi.
The motif tonoling is the name of a compound near Rongkong to the north of the Karataun weaver group. This motif refers to the relationship through marriage between the two areas. This motif is a reminder of the importance of relationships.
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 by in Mamuju, Sulawesi, 2019. Size 182 x 21 cm / 71.5 x 8.5 in
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