Gorgeous, Vintage Handspun Cotton, Savu Island Sarong 1970's Vintage
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Gorgeous, Vintage Handspun Cotton, Savu Island Sarong 1970's Vintage:
Exquisite, Gallery Quality, Exhibition Piece. From Noted Collection.Excellent Value - priced many times below market valueThis piece was collected in Sumba in 1988, it was produced in the 1970s. Other than exhibition use it has been hermetically sealed since being collected.
This beautiful Lau Sarong originated from Sumbas' neighboring island of Savu. Consisting of one large panel, the cloth is woven on a back strap loom, using hand spun local cotton and dyed with a mixture of locally grown indigo and mengkudu root. The skirt is joined vertically along one seam to form a tubular sarong.
Their is a long tradition of mutual cooperation and intermarriage between these two islands, and trade between the friendly neighbors is common. The color palate and ikat style differs from Sumba, the colors are often more subdued and the imagery more geometrical and abstract.
Multiple flower motifs and bands of geometric abstractions, the design field is well balanced and symmetrical, it is very pleasing to the eye.
This piece was purchased in an open market in East Sumba and collected in the late 80’s.
Material: hand spun cotton, natural dyes, indigo, mengkudu root
Size (inches): 62.5 X 22
Size (cm): 159 X 56