Buffalo Culture
Buffalo Culture
Buffalo Culture
Buffalo Culture

Buffalo Culture

T01.SU.PT.XXXX.004

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Island
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The suplementary pattern on this woman's sarong is called karimbua or buffalo. Prior to the introduction of cattle, buffalo were essential to the way of life in Sumba. The tapestry-like supplementary motif is created during the weaving process. Textiles in Sumba have always functioned both as an indication of status and a means of ritual exchange. Colors and motifs worn still denote an individual's position in the island's complex social hierarchy. This textile, combining these available decorative techniques, would mark its wearer as being of a high rank.

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Plain weave , floating warp patterning, two panels stitched together and sewn as a tube, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Dyed and woven in Sumba, 2019. Size 124 x 66 cm / 49 x 26 in

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