Classic Dayak Blanket Pau
Classic Dayak Blanket Pau
Classic Dayak Blanket Pau
Classic Dayak Blanket Pau
Classic Dayak Blanket Pau
Classic Dayak Blanket Pau

Classic Dayak Blanket Pau


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Pua kumbu refers to a large blanket made with red dye (Morinda citrifolia). It is used as a decorative hanging during harvest ceremonies called Gawaii where it may be hung or used as the blanket upon which offerings are placed for the ancestors. The mordanting process to achieve the red colour requires many different plants from the forest and is still performed with a ritual.

pua may be used to cover a person who is ill during a healing with a traditional doctor. The Dayak textiles have been highly regarded for their unique designs; many of which are from dreams giving them permission to weave the motifs. The central motif on this textile is pampik nasi refers to the container for rice that is carried to the fields. Simply put, pampik nasi cannot be translated or given a meaning because it was an event or occurrence. A Dayak who farms in a traditional way will watch out for signs in nature when they first go down to the field or open the farmland (manggul). And motif aji sekaban is a variation of the design aji or shrew. This pattern shows grouping of shrews or aji.
This ikat textile will be stunning as hanging or a throw for a bed or couch.

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Warp ikat, commercial cotton, two panels sewn together to make a blanket, twisted fringe, natural dyes. Ikat, tied, dyed and woven in Sintang, Kalimantan, 2021. Size 224 x 105 cm / 88 x 41.5 in

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