Shoulder scarves such as this became a fashion throughout Indonesia during the Suharto era as part of the national dress. For Threads of Life such scarves were an ideal size to begin weavers working on while revitalizing colour recipes and weaving skills. By making small pieces first, a weaver’s time and natural resources would not be wasted if the outcome was of inferior quality.
The kelape pattern on this textile is a toolbox containing all the important tools that are required to fix the large sailing boats that the people in this area use to catch big prey.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth. Warp ikat, single panel, twisted fringe, handspun cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed, and woven Wulandoni, Lembata, 2019. Size 162 x 17 cm / 64 x 6.5 in
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