In Bali, smaller, single pieces such as this textile are worn by men as hip cloths, known as saput, over the top of a sarong or songket. Once functioning as a holder for the wearer’s keris, the saput is now worn when more formal dress is required. The charmingly simple central motif is called kupu kupu, meaning butterfly.
This is a beautifully light cotton fabric to wear on a chilly night. It was woven by Darmini, who has been with the Threads of Life team since 2003.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth. Supplementary weft patterning, single panel, twisted fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Threads dyed by Threads of Life Dye Studio, textile woven in Bali, 2020. Size 222 x 52 cm / 87.5 x 20.5 in
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