Ikat from East Sumba, Sumba, Indonesia

Pusaka Collection of Indonesian Ikat * Textile Sumba, East Sumba, Indonesia, Warp ikat

Sumba Hinggi . Mystical figure bold human figure with mysterious designs on his chest. Very well executed. The work of a master weaver.

Mystical figure bold human figure with mysterious designs on his chest.The textiles of Sumba (an island in eastern Indonesia) represents the means by which the present generation passes on its messages to future generations.

One of the many steps in the process of making Ikat. Sumba Island. Eastern Indonesia

One of the many steps in the process of making Ikat.

one of the ikat from East Sumba Royal family collection. Daeng Iskandar antique gallery, Bali

one of the ikat from East Sumba Royal family collection.

All Threads of Life textiles are produced by traditional methods. Occasionally the women ask us What motifs and techniques should we use? We always reply What did your mother and grandmother do? Their textiles are not copies of classic antiques but the latest evolutions of living traditions re-felt and re-imagined by the women who weave them. Textile from Karutaun Toraja Sulawesi.

All Threads of Life textiles are produced by traditional methods. Occasionally the women ask us What motifs and techniques should we use? We always reply What did your mother and grandmother do? Their textiles are not copies of classic antiques but the latest evolutions of living traditions re-felt and re-imagined by the women who weave them. Textile from Karutaun Toraja Sulawesi.

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