Patterns used in traditional textiles are very specific in their meaning and use. The motif on this cushion is called tonoling, 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.
Each textile is tied, dyed and woven by a single woman from the area known as Karataun in Sulawesi. The solid coloured backing is made by the weavers from Hamba Parengu in East Sumba using the brilliant indigo dye process for which they are famous.
These cushions would be exquisite on a couch, chair or bed. Each cushion cover comes with an inner lining with zipper so all that is required is for you to add the Dacron and enjoy your handmade pillow.Ikat on cotton and with natural dyes and woven in Mamuju, Sulawesi, 2019. Size 48 x 37 cm / 19 x 14.5 in. Price per piece.