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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.
biboki late 20th

Biboki Sarong
Late 20th C
4 panel cotton trade thread sarong with natural dyes on center section
23.5" X 52"
455 grams


south biboki

Woman's Ceremonial Sarong
Highland Atoni People
South Biboki
West Timor
61" X 22.5" 758 grams
Mid 20th C

This 4 panel ikat sarong is in outstanding condition. The ikat is tight and fine. The blue is a deep natural indigo dye and the colored stripes are a commercial trade cotton available during the Dutch Colonial era.

The ikat and the dark blue solid panels are a very fine hand spun indigenous cotton.


south biboki detail
BIB 614

Sarong Biboki
West Timor
Late 20th C
31" X 46"
612 grams
cotton trade thread
This beautifully executed three panel ceremonial sarong incorporates two weaving techniques, Buna - discontinuous supplementary weft and Ikat. The three color ikat sections been executed with natural dyes.


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