Really like how the textured background of green comes through the spaces of the pattern on top, acting as depth but also an interactive relationship between space and movement within the pattern. Very effective treatment of a textured background and flat colour application of simple shapes on the top. Strong contrasting layers and levels.
Ikat from East Sumba, IndonesiaHinggi kawuru (pahudur). 'Blue Sumba' (handspun). Named not after largest motif, but after most important: andung (skull tree). Large naga (dragons), ayam (cocks), buaya (crocodiles). Pagi-sore: top and bottom different.