Lau pahikung refers to the turbular sarong with supplementary warp patterning. It is perfect as a wonderful ethnic wall hanging or boho and eclectic interior decor.
Suitable too as soft furnishings. If opened up will make a beautiful bed cover or blanket.
This tapestry like supplementary motif is created during the weaving process and was woven on the island of Sumba, Indonesia.
▪︎66cm x 122cm (48" x 26") when sewn on one side like a tube.
▪︎full natural dye
▪︎manual application of colours to motifs called ndatta.
▪︎do not wash. Spot or dry clean only
Pahikung is a weaving technique used on horizontal back tension looms that employs supplementary warps to embellish textiles with an infinite range of geometric and zoomorphic designs, many incorporating the rich iconography of Sumba Island.
Traditionally these were restricted to the maramba or nobility but today there are no longer any prohibitions of who can wear them. Nevertheless lau pahikung remain expensive and beyond the means of poor commoners.
Woven in three different sections.
It is in Kapaki Reanja, the dancing frog motif. Frog symbolises the arrival of heavy rain which is a source of life and abundant prosperity.
**pictures are very close representation of the colours but not 100% due to different light conditions and different viewing screens. Please sent me a message if you would like more informations.