As cockatoos generally are seen in groups they are seen to be symbolic of community and reminds the wearer of the textile of the importance of community, harmony and tolerance. The floral pattern hunda rangga refers to a textile that is reminiscent of the Indian patola pattern. In the past this motif would only have been worn by nobility. The motif ruha refers to a deer.
This cloth is locally known as a teara a man’s single panel head cloth, used for everyday and ceremonies. Women also use it as a shoulder cloth for ceremonies.
This is a great piece to wear by a man or woman and then place it on a hanger on the wall.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp ikat, single panel, with twisted fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied dyed and woven in Sumba, 2019. Size 220 x 24 cm / 86.5 x 9.5 in