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Lembata Textiles
The textiles on this page are all handspun indigenious cotton with natural vegetable dyes. Large, high resolution j pegs of any piece are available on request.

sarong mawa

Mawa Village
Lamaholot People
Lembata Island
24" X 47"
Late 20th C
Daily wear sarong made from indigenous hand spun cotton with natural dyes.

REF#LE89
lembata tn

Lamelera Village
Lembata Island
Lamaholot People
Mid to late 20th C
28" X 50"
645 grams
REF#LAM645

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Lamelera Village
Lamaholot People
Lembata Island
Natural vegetable dyes
Late 20th C REF#LEM13

lembata - coral
Mawa Village
Lamaholot People
Lembata Island
Natural Vegetable Dyes
25.75" X 47"
Mid to late 20th C - 690 grams
Loosely woven hand spun indigenous cotton makes this piece somewhat rough to the touch. The coral color is difficult to achieve and in this case, a family secret. An excellent example of the type.
289.00 REF#LEM692
pants full mawa

Fisherman's Pants
Mawa Village
Ili Api - Lembata
32" leg X 26" waist - measured flat
Late 20th C
653 grams
Hand spun indigenous cotton and natural vegetable dyes.

REF#LEMB653

detal pants mawa
atadei full
ata open seam
Dowry Sarong
Atedai Village
Central Lembata
Lamaholot People
Motif Patola, Stingray
Mid 20th C
22" x 73" - 910 grams
This style of sarong is part of the ceremonial gifting at a wedding ceremony. It can be stored and re gifted as a dowry sarong for another relative as long as the seam remains "open". The uncut threads represent the virgin bride.
1850.00 REF#L1
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atadei R2


Lamelera Village - Dowry Sarong
Lembata Island
Lamaholot People
Patola Motifs
Mid to late 20th C
REF#L2 - MIA

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