Sumbawa Traditional Textiles

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16 Sumbawa

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Sarong Sumbawa, 34″x 46″ (M)

Cotton tubular skirt with silver brocading. The back is patterned all over with small rosettes. This early 20th century weaving is in good condition, with a couple of small repairs. $385

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Kr矁lang nobleman’s skirt cloth, Semawa people, Sumbawa Island, early to mid-20th century, silver supplementary weft patterning on cotton ground.
At left, a Semawa noble shows off his fighting style (1930s). The culture of Sumbawa has an interesting mix of the purely tribal and the highly refined. The Semawa for hundreds of years maintained close ties with the maritime trading kingdoms of South Sulawesi, who brought “courtly” influences to bear in the development of local culture over time. This textile’s bold silver-on-black palette and strong geometric patterns create a masculine, minimalist, yet lavish impression. (MT)

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Locally referred to as tembe. Handwoven fabric made of cotton. A extraordinary red cotton plaid from Sumbawa Besar. This cloth was made before world war II. It is made of two woven panels which are joined to form a tube. The dark red small squares are formed by bands in a lighter shade of red and narrow white lines in warp direction and silver lines in weft direction. Within a number of squares there are small patterns in supplementary weft weaving technique (songket) with silver yarns. The front side of the sarong contains a wide banded field with a pattern of large flower motifs made of silver strips. The field is bordered by silver bands in weft direction. The back side of the sarong is checked, like the border sides of the front side. The shine of the highly polished cloth was created by rubbing it with a sea shell. Condition good. Appr. 60 – 90 years old. Size 128 x 100 cm. Width is doubled when opened. Weight 690 gr. (Crus)

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Handwoven fabric made of cotton. Green shoulder cloth with pink supplementary weft weave. Condition very good. Older than 15 years. Size 147 cm x 26 cm. Weight 73 gr. (Crus)

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Handwoven fabric made of cotton. Small cloth depicting a traditional house in songket, a supplementary warp weave. Borders also in songket weaving technique. Condition good. Older than 15 years. Size Weight 125 gr. (Crus)

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Semawa people
Skirt cloth
[kre alang]
west Sumbawa Indonesia
cotton, silver thread, dyes
supplementary weft weave
169.0 (h) x 115.0 (w) cm (NGA)

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Shoulder cloth
1900-25 Sumbawa Indonesia
cotton (NGA)

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Skirt cloth
[kre alang]
1900-50 Sumbawa Indonesia
cotton, silver thread (NGA)

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Skirt cloth
[kre alang]
early 20th century Sumbawa Indonesia
cotton, natural dyes, silver thread
supplementary weft weave
119.5 (h) x 78.0 (w) cm (NGA)

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Skirt cloth
[kre alang] with bold silver brocade head panel design on red and blue check ground
early 20th century Sumbawa Indonesia
cotton, natural dyes, silver thread
supplementary weft weave
129.0 (h) x 93.0 (w) cm (NGA)

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Semawa or Bimanese people
Shoulder cloth or man’s hip cloth
[salampe or pabasa]
1900-25 Sumbawa Indonesia
silk, dyes
tapestry weave, supplementary weft weave
339.0 (h) x 69.0 (w) cm (NGA)

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Man’s waist cloth
[salampe]
early 20th century Sumbawa Indonesia
cotton, dyes
supplementary warp weave, supplementary weft weave, twining
232.0 (h) x 65.5 (w) cm (NGA)

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Ceremonial skirt cloth
[kre tahan luji]
early 20th century west Sumbawa Indonesia
cotton, silver ribbon, dyes
embroidery
125.0 (h) x 185.0 (w) cm (NGA)

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Semawa people
Aristocrat’s skirt cloth
[kre alang]
19th century west Sumbawa Indonesia
cotton, dyes, metallic thread
supplementary weft weave
125.0 (h) x 180.0 (w) cm (NGA)

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