This textile undergoes some of the most complex dye work to achieve the colors on this cloth. It requires more than 4 months to complete tying the tiny ikat patterning on the threads, and dyeing with indigo then with the bark of the roots of Morinda citrifolia and then another overdue process to give the rich deep red black background.
The motif on this textile is called njara, which means horse. Horses are still used as part of the gift exchange between families during marriage negotiations. This is a perfect gift for a friend who loves horses!
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp ikat, single panel, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in Ende, Flores, 2006. Size 183 x 39 cm / 72 x 15.5 in