This cloth is locally known as a tiara a man’s single panel head cloth, used for everyday and ceremonies. Women also use it as a shoulder cloth for ceremonies. The twisted fringe is a beautiful and detailed aspect of the overall textile.
The motif on this textile is called dancing lions and is derived from the image of rampant lions found on Dutch coins. This motif can be a symbol of power, authority and nobility.
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, 2023. Size 222 x 35 cm / 87.5 x 14 in
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