Beautiful, plant-dyed, hand woven cotton warp ikat piece from eastern Sumba.
Size: 2.25 m x 75 cms (inc fringes)
Deep indigo blue and morinda red bands with apricot, blue and white motifs of the "Bunga raja" patola flower. This design originated in trying to imitate the Indian patola "double ikat" cloth which textile merchants brought to the islands of Indonesia in the 19th century..
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