Savu Traditional Textiles

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Savu Traditional Textiles

Traditional Textiles Indonesia, indonesia, fabrics, clothes,textiles, tribal, Handwoven fabric, weavings, batik, sarong, ikat, sonket, Nusatenggara, NTT, Savu, Sabu, Savu Island

Savu Tubedress ‘Ei Raja’ (TP)

This lovely old ‘ei raja’ tubedress comprises two pieces handsewn together in the middle of the tube and then joined along one side, and is patterned with warp ikat, as well as supplementary warp designs. The specific designs and layout indicate it to be for a member of the ‘hubi ae’ matrilinear family. The lovely coloring is achieved with natural dyes- indigo for the blue and morinda for the soft red- The fairly fine cotton thread is probably handspun and has softened with washing and handling. ‘Ei raja’ were made for traditional ceremonial use and are still used today. Tho this one is probably from the mid-twentieth century or earlier, condition is very good. We love the multiple, softly-colored ikat designs in counterpoint to the alternating bands of dark indigo, and the overlaid supplementary warp. These textiles are visually rich, but easy on the eyes- and lovely to the touch. Size: 69″ x 44″ if opened

Savu Tubedress ‘Ei Raja’ (TP)

This lovely old ‘ei raja’ tubedress comprises two pieces handsewn together in the middle of the tube and also joined along one side, and is patterned with warp ikat, as well as supplementary warp designs. The specific designs and layout indicate it to be for a member of the ‘hubi ae’ matrilinear family. The lovely coloring is achieved with natural dyes- indigo for the blue and morinda for the soft red- The cotton thread is probably handspun and has softened with washing and handling- note that the thread used in this one is not as fine as TIO105 . ‘Ei raja’ were made for traditional ceremonial use and are still used today. Tho this one is probably from the mid-twentieth century or earlier, condition is quite good with only a bit of wear on the edge. We love the multiple, softly-colored ikat designs in counterpoint to the alternating bands of dark indigo, and the overlaid supplementary warp. These textiles are visually rich, but easy on the eyes- and lovely to the touch. Size: 61″ x 44″ if opened

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Savu Tubedress ‘Ei Worapi’ (TP)

This lovely old ‘ei worapi’ tubedress comprises two pieces handsewn together in the middle of the tube and originally joined along one side, tho now it is opened up. Patterned with warp ikat, as well as supplementary warp designs, the specific designs and layout indicate its noble status, as well as the influence of European designs. Note the nicely-rendered large band of ikat showing floral designs and birds, flanked by two figures. The handsome, dark coloring is achieved with natural dyes- indigo for the various shades of dark blue and morinda for the soft red- The fairly fine cotton thread is possibly handspun and has softened nicely with washing and handling. ‘Ei worapi’ were made for traditional ceremonial use and are still used today, tho this one is probably from the mid-twentieth century. This one is a particularly nice example with carefully done ikat, plus two sets of intials, giving it a personal touch. Size: 67.5″ x 46″

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Ikat Selendang (TP)

Warp ikat. Cotton. 32″x 62″ excluding fringe. About 40-50 years old. This shawl, or shoulder cloth, is in very good condition, with two small, unobtrusive mends. It has delicate narrow red/blue/white stripes that contrast nicely with the ikat bands, but that do not show up well in the photos. $325

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Savu Island, handspun cotton ikat sarong, 20thC. heirloom condition collected in 1987.
61 inches x 47 inches (in tube) (IK)

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A fine ikat selandang, handspun cotton. (IK)

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Ei Worapi woman’s tube skirt cloth, Savu Island, mid-20th century or earlier, warp ikat patterning on hand-spun cotton, natural dyes.
The bird-like motifs in white on the inner red bands are particularly striking, and the overall composition and colour strong. The people of Savu still proudly wear traditional textiles, even the young generation, as evidenced by the photograph at left. (MT)

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Locally referred to as hi’i worapi. Handwoven fabric. This cloth consists of two border bands that contain an ikat design stripe flanked by very narrow dot ikat stripes bordered by narrow plain yellow stripes and by wider ikat stripes with white and brown ikat dots. The central field contains alternating wide ikat design stripes (5) and narrower ikat stripes (6). The ikat motifs (boda ) are white and brown on a dark indigo background. All ikat stripes are bordered by narrow ikat dot stripes with yellow and white. The borders near the fringes have a narrow twined border in yellow and brown. The fringes are twisted. Condition good. Older than 15 years. Size 139 cm x 80 cm. Weight 399 gr. (Crus)

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Locally referred to as hi’i wo hepi Handwoven fabric. The distribution of fields is traditional. Along the borders, in warp direction there are ikat design stripes flanked by narrow ikat dot stripes, plain red and yellow lines and a wider ikat stripe and at last by plain indigo stripes. These two border bands are holding a large central field with many ikat stripes (15) with traditional savunese motifs: wo hepi and wo pudi, in white against an indigo background. The colors are from natural dye. The cotton color in some parts is slightly yellowing and faded. Appr. 50 to 70 years old. Size 72 x 172 cm. Weight 307 gr. (Crus)

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ocally referred to as ei raja. Handwoven fabric. Consists of two panels sewn together. A good sarong from Savu. The middle part is striped and has alternating plain black stripes (7) and ikat stripes with white motifs on a morinda red background. Each panel contains three floating warp stripes, called raja. Each panel has a wide ikat design band with lozenge shaped white ikat motifs (wo kelaku) on a morinda red background. This ikat band is accompanied by a wide plain black band. The border parts are striped with several ikat stripes interspersed by black and yellow narrow stripes. The colors are from natural dyes. Condition very good. Older than 15 years. Size 146 cm x 56 + 56 cm. Double. Weight 514 gr. (Crus)

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Man’s Ceremonial Cloth (selimut), Indonesia, Savu, Seba, early 20th century, Cotton, resist dyed warp (ikat), plain weave (LC)

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Woman’s skirt
[ei ledo] for member of Lesser Blossom [Hubi Iki] moiety
mid 20th century Savu Indonesia
handspun cotton, natural dyes
warp ikat
117.0 (h) x 156.0 (w) cm (NGA)

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Woman’s skirt
[ei ledo] for member of Lesser Blossom [Hubi Iki] moiety
20th century Savu Indonesia
cotton, natural dyes
warp ikat
122.0 (h) x 149.0 (w) cm (NGA)

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Woman’s skirt
[ei raja] for member of Greater Blossom [Hubi Ae] moiety
mid 20th century Savu Indonesia
cotton, natural dyes
warp ikat
111.0 (h) x 164.0 (w) cm (NGA)

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Woman’s skirt
[ei raja]
20th century Savu Indonesia
cotton, natural dyes
warp ikat
166.0 (h) x 110.0 (w) cm (NGA)

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Savunese people
Woman’s skirt
[ei raja] for member of Greater Blossom [Hubi Ae] moiety
mid 20th century Savu Indonesia
cotton, natural dyes
warp ikat
120.0 (h) x 156.0 (w) cm (NGA)

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Savunese people
Woman’s skirt
[ei ledo] for member of Lesser Blossom [Hubi Iki] moiety
mid 20th century Savu Indonesia
cotton, natural dyes
warp ikat
110.0 (h) x 152.0 (w) cm (NGA)

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Savunese people
Woman’s skirt
[ei worapi]
1950-70 Savu Indonesia
cotton, natural dyes
warp ikat
161.6 (h) x 62.3 (w) cm (NGA)

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144.8-cm-by-53.3-cm (LUNA)

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158.0-cm-by-56.0-cm (LUNA)

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