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Pulau Roti
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.
roti 523 tn full

Ceremonial Sarong
Roti Island
31" X 22.5"
523 grams
Mid 20th C

A four panel sarong with a combination of hand spun indigenous cotton in the center and Dutch trade thread on the ikat portions. The dyes are indigo blue and morinda red. The indigo on the ikat portion has been deepened with an aniline dye. This textile is in outstanding condition.


detail 523
roti sarong

Roti Island
Nembrella Village
26" X 51"
249 grams
Patola inspired motifs executed with aniline dyes on a soft, fine commercial cotton. The color saturation is deep and the textile is in excellent condition.


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.


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