This beautiful piece is a sarong from the village of Biboki, Timor, Indonesia.
It is suitable as a bed cover, throw, wall hanging and interior project. Perfect for the ethnic, boho and eclectic style home decor.
Great for the avid vintage textile collector too.
▪︎79cm x 101cm (31" x 39.75") when sewn in tube form.
▪︎full natural dye for the ikat panels.
▪︎synthetic dyes for the buna sections.
▪︎As with vintage items, there signs of wear and tear and dirt markings but in good condition.
There are two techniques used in this piece. The first being the ikat which is the middle sections with the bird and human motifs and the stripe section at top and bottom of sarong.
The word ikat comes from a Malay word meaning to tie. The yarn are being tied or bound first, as a form of resist, in the desired pattern and design and then dyed before being woven into textile. Hence the frayed look in the motifs typical of ikat fabric.
The second technique is the buna, the top and bottom border section . This is where colourful threads are being wrapped around the warp to form patterns inbetween passes of the weft.
This piece has been woven in three separate narrow pieces and then sewn together to form a bigger piece and sewn in tube skirt form known as tais.
The ikat is in a rare singing people and bird motif, symbolising festivities.
**pictures are very close representation of the item however not 100% due to different light conditions and viewing screens. Please sent me a message if you would like more informations.