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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
Sabu / Savu Isalnd
Masara Village
mid 20th C
21.25" X 61"
573 grams

This beautifully executed two panel sarong has been executed with nattural vegetable dyes. The ikat portions are commercial trade thread and the stripes of solid color is indigenous handspun cotton.

REF#SAB573

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ALR738 full front

Sarong
Ternate Island - Pantar Straight
Alor District
mid to late 20th C
27.5" X 48"
696 grams

A two panel cotton trade thread sarong with motifs inspired by the sea executed with natural vegetable dyes

REF#ALR696

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ALR696 front

Sarong
Ternate Island - Pantar Straight
Alor District
mid to late 20th C
27.5" X 48"
696 grams

A two panel cotton trade thread sarong with motifs inspired by the sea executed with natural vegetable dyes

REF#ALR696

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AMA456full
AMA454
Woman's sarong
aniline dyes, cotton trade thread field with mercerized cotton "buna" decoration on the edges
Late 20th C
44" X 27"
454 grams

 

REF#AMA456

 

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malaka728

Ceremonial Sarong
Malaka - West Timor
24.5"- 25-5" X 75"
729 grams
Mid to Late 20th C

A finely executed 4 panel ikat sarong executed on cotton trade thread with indigo ikat detail. The piece is in excellent condition.

REF#MAL729

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Ceremonial Sarong
Bokong Village - Ayotupus
Contemporary Masterwork by Ibu Sai
23.5" X 45"
536 grams
Commercial Trade Thread

REF#AYO536

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ttu 813 gr

Ceremonial Sarong
Insana District - West Timor
22.5" - 24" X 60"
late 20th C
813 grams

4 panel sarong in hand spun indigenous cotton & a combination of natural dyes with "lotus" motif Kaif. The warp is predominately hand spun with orange accent threads and weft of trade thread. The indigo on the ends and Kaif motif border is full hand spun cotton.

REF#TTU813


ttu 813 gr det
lemb 757 tn

Sarong
Lembata Island - Mawa Village
26.25" X 50" 758 grams
Late 20th C
A two panel sarong with subtle ikat detailing on indigenous hand spun cotton with natural vegetable dyes.

REF#S757

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boking full 529

Sarong
Boking Village - Amanatun District
West Timor
24.5" X 46" - 529 grams
Late 20th C


A vintage three panel sarong of cotton trade thread with indigenous hand spun cotton and natural indigo dye for the ikat detail. The color on the inside is even and strong while the outside is faded and slightly uneven.

REF#BO529

boking 529 det
Insana

Ceremonial Sarong
Insana - Maubessi Village
Highland Atoni People
West Timor
21.5" X 57"
690 grams
REF#INS695

mid to late 20th C

Hand spun indigenous cotton field with indigo dye & cotton trade thread stripes.  Motif Kaif and kolo.  Kolo is a bird motif and the birds are between the kaifs with their wings outstretched.  Exquisite condition.  Collected in situ early 90's.

 

insana
maubessi tn

Ceremonial Sarong
Insana District
West Timor
685 grams
Beautifully executed "Buna" (discontinuous supplementary weft) sarong with hand spun indigenous cotton deep indigo field in combination with cotton trade thread decoration.

REF# INS14
EIV

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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 is executed on a cotton trade thread and the dark blue solid panels are a very fine hand spun indigenous cotton.

REF# BIB97

south biboki detail
boking 523

Ceremonial Sarong
Boking Village - Amanatun District
West Timor
18" - 21" X 48"
523 grams
Hand spun Indigenous Cotton
Combination of natural and aniline dyes
Mid to late 20th C

Composed of two panels with ikat detailing on either end. The hand spun cotton has been very tightly woven.

REF#BO523

boking 523 detail
mollo sarong 699 30 x 46

Sarong
Mollo Kingdom
West Timor
30" X 46" - 700 grams

A sturdy village textile. Constructed in two panels using hand spun cotton with natural dyes.

REF#MOL699

mollo detail
biboki 255 gr19x38

Ceremonial Sarong
Nessam Village - Insana District
West Timor
19" X 38" - 255 grams
Late 20th C


A very small two panel sarong with cotton trade thread on the finely executed ikat portion and rayon for the stripped accents.

REF#BI255

biboki toko 255 det
sasak/ bali sarong 275

Saput
Sasak / Bali
Early to mid 20th C
cotton trade thread field with silk
40" X 61"
375 grams

This vintage textile is in outstanding condition. There is some thread breakage but no rips, holes or tears. The field is cotton trade thread and the motif is silk thread

RJV

REF#BAL89

 

 

sask / bali 275gr
belu child sarong


Child's Sarong ref code BEL65
Belu Kingdom
Mid to late 20th C
20 - 23" wide X 34"
449 grams
Hand spun indigenous cotton with natural brick read "bak ulu" field and commercial cotton "Buna" iconography. This is a petite, unusual 2 panel ceremonial sarong for a child. There is a water stain on the top portion of the textile.
425.00

BIB614
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.

REF#BIB614

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insana sutra08
Insana District
West Timor
23" X 42"
610 grams
Late 20th C

Outstanding technical masterwork - there is no "wrong" side to this textile. The buna design is brilliantly executed and is exactly the same on both sides of the textile.
REF#INS610
vintage roti

Nebrella Village
Roti Island
Eastern Indonesia
Early 20th C
56" X 23" 465 gr
An absolutely outstanding example of a very rare type of textile. A combination of extremely fine hand spun cotton and butter soft trade thread with natural dyes. This is a historical artifact and in excellent condition considering the vintage. Please contact me for a full set of large close up j pegs.
REF#OOB

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sarong roti

Sarong Pero
West Sumba
27" X 65"
Late 20thC
Patola Stars, Kaif, floral and geometric motifs executed on Dutch trade thread with aniline dyes.

REF#SU65
saput

Saput
Balinese Community - Mataram
Lombok Island
61" X 38" 315 grams
Hand woven trade cotton with metallic tread
Mid 20th C
EJV

This vintage textile is in excellent condition. The Saput is part of the ceremonial dress for men.

REF#SA315

made saput 315gr
oienlassi


Amanatun District
West Timor
Mid 20th C
23" X 45" - 470 grams
Dutch trade thread "Benang Belanda" with indigo on cotton ikat. A stunningly tight ikat.
REF#VLV
470

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Sarong Kewatek Mean
Ili Mandiri
Flores Island
24.5" X 51"
776 grams
early to mid 20th C
natural dyes - hand spun indigenous cotton

A classic two panel sarong on a red, morinda field. The textile has excellent color saturation and clear, crisp ikat bands. The overall condition is outstanding. Very similar to the piece pictured below but the deep red field denotes a higher rank.

REF#L776

 

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atadei R2


Lamelera Village - Dowry Sarong
Lembata Island
Lamaholot People
Patola Motifs
27" X 74"
1.214 Kg
Mid to late 20th C
REF#LEM1214


 
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