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Iban people, Shaman's or bard's robe [baju pilih] early 20th century Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia Textile, cotton, natural dyes Technique: supplementary weft weaving

Iban people, Shaman's or bard's robe [baju pilih] early 20th century Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia Textile, cotton, natural dyes Technique: supplementary weft weaving

There are ten grades of cloth in the Bajawa region of Flores, ranked by motif size, type, and quality. Every weaver must ’’graduate’’ from each level before making a higher-grade textile. Lawo butu belong to the highest grade, and very few weavers are qualified to make them. Lawo butuskirts are sacred in Ngada culture, and some have been preserved in clan treasuries for over 200 years. Antiquelawo butu are priceless, particularly since new ones are so rare.

There are ten grades of cloth in the Bajawa region of Flores, ranked by motif size, type, and quality. Every weaver must ’’graduate’’ from each level before making a higher-grade textile. Lawo butu belong to the highest grade, and very few weavers are qualified to make them. Lawo butuskirts are sacred in Ngada culture, and some have been preserved in clan treasuries for over 200 years. Antiquelawo butu are priceless, particularly since new ones are so rare.

...Tenganan Pegeringsingan is a village in East-Bali, best known for the famous double-ikat geringsing textiles, but they also do some single ikat called endek... Recently I visit a small weaving factory where they use frame looms, in this village they use backstrap looms... The warp thread is dyed in one colour and the weft thread is dyed with intricate patterns… The word ikat comes from the Indonesian verb mengikat: to bind or to tie off. ‪#‎tenganan‬‬ ‪#‎doubleikat‬‬ ‪#‎endek‬‬…

...Tenganan Pegeringsingan is a village in East-Bali, best known for the famous double-ikat geringsing textiles, but they also do some single ikat called endek... Recently I visit a small weaving factory where they use frame looms, in this village they use backstrap looms... The warp thread is dyed in one colour and the weft thread is dyed with intricate patterns… The word ikat comes from the Indonesian verb mengikat: to bind or to tie off. ‪#‎tenganan‬‬ ‪#‎doubleikat‬‬ ‪#‎endek‬‬…

Ceremonial cloth (pua kumbu), early 20th century Malaysia, Sarawak, Iban  Handspun cotton; warp-resist dyeing (ikat)  210 x 114.5 cm (82 11/16 x 45 1/16 in.) Museum purchase, Gift of Diane B. Wilsey and the Michael Taylor Trust Fund 2002.108.10  #ethnic_textiles #ethnic_art #textiles #textileart  #textile_art  #textileartscouncil #textile_arts_council #tac #textilesartssf #famsf #deyoung #de_young

Ceremonial cloth (pua kumbu), early 20th century Malaysia, Sarawak, Iban Handspun cotton; warp-resist dyeing (ikat) 210 x 114.5 cm (82 11/16 x 45 1/16 in.) Museum purchase, Gift of Diane B. Wilsey and the Michael Taylor Trust Fund 2002.108.10 #ethnic_textiles #ethnic_art #textiles #textileart #textile_art #textileartscouncil #textile_arts_council #tac #textilesartssf #famsf #deyoung #de_young

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