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Sarongs
A sarong of equal vintage, quality and workmanship will always be worth more than a blanket from the same household. This is because the sarong has always been an important part of the dowry exchange. Large detailed j pegs of all sarongs are available on request.
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Sarong
Uma Pura Village
Alor Regency - Nusa Tenggera
Natural & analine dyes on cotton trade thread
46" X 27.5" - 610 grams

The two predominant themes expressed in textiles from this village. The Patola based designs adopted from the double ikat silk were traded across the archipelago by the Indian, Malay and Dutch traders pre independence or motifs inspired by a simple life by the sea.

REF#SA625

SA624
alor708tn full

Sarong
Alor Regency
26" - 27 X 52" - 709 grams
Late 20th C

A two panel sarong with a combination different types of trade thread and hand spun indigenous cotton.
Working from the outside in, a narrow band of dutch trade thread, ikat on commercial trade tread with natural dyes, a band of indigo blue dye on hand spun cotton. The bright threads in the body are rayon.
There is some light thread breakage on the rayon threads.

Overall the condition of this vintage textile is excellent

REF#AL708

alor 708
pantar 2

Sarong
Barinusa West Pantar
30.75" X 50"
Hand spun indigenous cotton with natural vegetable dyes
825 gr

REF PANT02 / 0BBB

 

pantar 2
alor 26x50

Sarong
Alor District
Hand spun indigenous cotton
26.5" X 50" - 738 grams
Late 20th C

This sarong is consists of two panels sewn together in the middle. A combination of natural and chemical dyes have been used on the hand spun cotton thread.

REF#AL38

alor detail
uma pura 567

Ceremonial Sarong
Uma Pura Village
Alor District
25" x 45" - 569 grams
cotton trade thread - natural dyes
Late 20th C

Two panel sarong with well executed three color ikat from the tiny island of Uma Pura off the north coast of Alor.

REF#UMA569

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uma pura detail
alor 620 full

Ceremonial Sarong
Uma Pura Village
Alor District
28" x 51" - 620 grams
cotton trade thread - natural dyes
Late 20th C

Two panel sarong with well executed three color ikat from the tiny island of Uma Pura off the north coast of Alor.

REF#UMA620

 

alor 620 detail
alor27.75 x 52.5

Sarong
Alor District
27.5" X 52" - 762 grams
Late 20th C

This sarong is consists of two panels sewn together in the middle. The three color ikat bands and indigo field are hand spun indigenous cotton. the highlight threads are mercerized cotton.

REF#AL62

alor 762gr
 
 
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