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Scarves Shoulder Cloths "Selendang" & Sashes
Scarves " selendang" are worn over the shoulder as part of the formal regalia, to gift to a visiting dignitary and as part of the dowry exchange. For a full set of high resolution j pegs of any piece
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tuban detail tn

Shoulder Cloth -Selendang
Margerojo Village
Kerek - Tuban
North East Coast - Java
Hand Drawn Batik "Tulis"
Hand spun indigenous cotton field
21" X 65" not including the fringe
REF#TUB95

There is only one small district where the tradition of had painted batik on a hand spun cotton field survived into the 20th Century, the villages surrounding the ancient port of Tuban on the North East Coast of Java.

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Shoulder-cloth
Insana District - West Timor
9.5" - 48" - not including the fringe
157 grams - late 20th C

The weaving technique used here is called "buna" - discontinuous supplementary weft, which means that the design has been imparted into the textile by adding colored threads during the weaving process.

The thread is a very fine hand spun indigenous cotton with natural dyes.  The textile is in outstanding condition.

REF#INS155

amanuban radjawali

radjawali tn

Shoulder cloth
Niki Niki - Amanuban District
West Timor
Hand spun indigenous cotton
Natural Dyes
11.25"-12.25" X 50"
199 grams

REF#SAM199

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BIB208

bib208 det

Sash
Biboki District - West Timor
Hand spun indigenous cotton with natural dyes
12" _ 13" X 88"
217 grams

REF#BIB208


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sabu 77

sabu 77 det

 

Ceremonial Sash / Selendang
Sabu/ Savu Island
6.25" X 57"
Motif Boda
77 grams
Late 20th C
Hand spun indigenous cotton with natural dyes

The color saturation on this textile is deep and rich, the hand spun cotton fine and even

REF#SS77

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IN111 full

in111det

Ceremonial Shoulder cloth
by Adolfina Nenabu
Amanuban Barat
8.5" X 45"
116 grams

This shoulder cloth is made using the "Buna" technique with cotton trade thread

REF#IN111

manufui halus buna maufui halus det

Ceremonial Seledang - Bete Ane
Manufui Village
South Biboki District
10.5" X 50"
135 grams - late 20th C

An outstanding late 20th C masterwork executed with commercial trade thread using the "Buna" discontinuous supplementary weft technique. Collected in situ 1997.
REF#INS50

mollo 115 gr


mollo 113 gr

Shoulder Cloth
Kapan Village - Mollo District
West Timor
Atoni People
10.5" X 43" - Late 20thC
115 grams
An extraordinarily fine hand spun indigenous cotton with natural vegetable dyes.

REF#MOL115

LE318

LE318

Mawa Village - Ili Api District
Lembata Island
Lamaholot People
hand spun indigenous cotton & natural vegetable dyes
20" X 66" - 318 grams

REF#LE318

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BIB228

detail bib228

Shoulder cloth
Biboki Kingdom
Hand spun indigenous cotton
Natural dyes

12.75" - 14.25 " X 52.5" - 228 grams

A beautifully executed three color ikat with natural dyes. The green highlights are made from a fermented bean and called "drunken jungle peanut green" - Hijau Kacang Mabuk.

REF#BIB228

ayo full

ayo 321 detail

 

Ceremonial Shoulder Cloth
Motif Ika
Ayotupus District
8.25" X 49" - Cotton trade thread
132 grams

"Buna" describes the technique of winding the decorative threads around the warp and weaving the motif into the textile.

REF#AY132

alor 106 gr tn al 106

Shoulder Cloth
Ternate Island - Alor District

9" X 49" 106 grams
cotton trade thread - aniline dyes
REF#SAL106

alor143

alor143 detail

Selendang Shoulder-cloth
Ternate Island
Alor district - Eastern Indonesia
10.5" X 56" - 145 grams
Cotton trade thread with a combination of natural and chemical dyes. Motifs from the sea are a common theme in textiles from this island..

REF#ALOR143

 

ayo 307 full

ayo detail 307 -2

Ceremonial Shoulder cloth
Ayotupus - Amanatun
West Timor
13" X 69"
307 grams

Full hand spun indigenous cotton with a combination of natural and vegetable dyes. The classic iconography is imparted into the textile using the time consuming "buna" technique.

REF#AY307

TX172

TX172det

Ceremonial Shoulder Cloth
Boti Village - Amanuban District
West Timor
10.25 - 11.25" X 42" - 171 grams
Hand spun indigenous cotton - natural dyes

Motif "pasu bota" executed in hand spun cotton using the lotis / sotis, float weave technique.

REF#TX172

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boti 6x58 128gr

boti sash detail

 

 

Ceremonial Sash
hand spun indigenous cotton - natural dyes
Boti Village - Amanuban District
West Timor
6" X 57" - 127 grams

REF#SBO127

handspun sash 5.5 x 66

meo 04 det

 

"Meo" Ceremonial Sash
Highland Atoni People
West Timor
Mid to late 20th C
Hand spun indigenous cotton, natural vegetable dyes
5.5" X 66" not including the unwoven fringe
122 grams

REF#SME04

ayo 249 gr

ayo 249gr detCeremonial Shoulder Cloth
Sambet Village - Ayotupus District
South Central Timor
Motif Kaif
11.75" - 13/25" X 70" - 249 grams
Indigenous hand spun cotton
Natural Vegetable Dyes
Mid to Late 20th C

A vintage textile of outstanding quality in excellent condition. The color is slightly softer on the "outside" of the textile. The ikat is tight and strong.
REF#SAY225

 

mia full

mia detail

Ceremonial Shoulder cloth
Highland Atoni People
Miomafo Kingdom - West Timor
Hand spun indigenous cotton, natural indigo dye
12.75 - 13.75" X 55" - 175 grams

REF#SMI175

 

 

inana 130

detail 130

Ceremonial Shoulder Cloth
Highland Atoni People
Insana District
West Timor
7.5" - 8.5" X 61"
130 grams

Indigenous hand spun cotton field with commercial trade thread "buna" decoration.
REF#SIN130

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insana

 

insana

Ceremonial Shoulder cloth
Insana District - West Timor
Motif Kaif Naik
8.5" - 10.25" X 68" - 135 grams
Late 20th C
Cotton trade thread with Indigo field

The red stripe on the side is pre dyed cotton trade thread

REF#SIN135

ayo full

ayo det

Ceremonial Selendang
46" X 7.25" - 117 grams
cotton trade thread - mercerized cotton
Ayotupus Village
Amanatun District
West Timor

REF #SAYO1

kauna

kauna detail

Ceremonial Shoulder Cloth
Late 20th C
Motif Kauna - Amanuban District
Hand spun indigenous cotton with natural vegetable dyes.
11 - 14.5" width X 65" not including the fringe
225 grams
REF#SIN95

INS600

detail ins600

Buna Panel
Amanuban District
West Timor
22 - 25" X 72"
601 grams
Mid to late 20th C


A center panel of a blanket Highlands of West Timor made using the "buna" technique where the motif is woven into the textile by adding colored threads during the weaving process.  The weaving is wider in the center than the ends due to years of service as a blanket, which is worn instead of pants by the men. 

REF#INS600

lotus selendang

lotus selendang detail

Ceremonial Shoulder Cloth
Motif Kaif
West Timor
9" X 44"
134 grams
The motif has been imparted into the textile by lifting different combinations of warp threads. A mark of technical excellence is that there is no right or wrong side to the textile, both sides are equally clear.
REF#STT44
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niki combo detail

Bete Ane - small scarf - Shoulder Cloth
Niki Niki Village - Amanuban district - West Timor
Cotton - Aniline dyes - embroidery floss
10.5" X 45" not including fringe

Cotton warp ikat with discontinuous supplementary weft "Buna" detail and aniline dyes. The motif is a regional variation of the "kaif Naik" - a symbol of kinship and power based on Indian Patola cloths that were circulated throughout the archipelago by Indian traders in historical times.

This is a worthy, wholesome, honest ambassador of a type REF#STT07

niki buna combo full


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