betel nut
bone - horn carving
fabric hangers
fossils and stone
large objects

scrimshaw on bone

tribal jewelry
traditional tribal
tribal fetish shamanistic
shipping - returns
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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.

Sarong - Wate Ohin
Lembata Island
27.25" X 59.5"
715 grams
late 19th C
handspun cotton & natural dyes
2 panels



full tn front

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.


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AL561 full

Ternate Island - Pantar Straight
Alor District
Late 20th C
25" X 44"
561 grams

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


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al561 detail
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




ama456 detail

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.



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malaka det

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


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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.


ttu 813 gr det
lemb 757 tn

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.


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boking full 529

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.


boking 529 det

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

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.


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.


boking 523 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.


biboki toko 255 det
sasak/ bali sarong 275

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





sask / bali 275gr

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.

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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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.

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.

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


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

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


made saput 315gr

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.


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.



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

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