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    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. Early 20th c. Lobe Tobi (most likely), Bama, Lewolaga, or Ili Mandiri. Due to great stylistic similarity exact provenance may be impossible to pin down.
  • 024 SIKKA
    Sarong. Warp ikat. 1925 or older. Identification of Sikka provenance is tentative. Another possibility is the area in Ende Regency north of Lio called Detusoko.
  • 045 LIO
    Lawo (sarong). Warp ikat. 1950. Probably Nggela.
  • 049 SIKKA
    Utang (sarong). Warp ikat. 1950. Geliting, Maumere area, Lamaholot people.
  • 050 SIKKA
    Utang (sarong). Warp ikat. Circa 1950. Maumere area. Lamaholot people.
  • 051 SIKKA
    Utang (sarong). Warp ikat. 1925-1945. Maumere area. Lamaholot people.
  • 052 NAGE KEO
    Hoba (sarong). Warp ikat. 19th to early 20th c. Village unknown.
  • 053 SIKKA
    Utang (sarong). Warp ikat. 1930s. Welai village, Maumere area. Lamaholot people.
  • 054 LIO
    Semba (man's shawl). Warp ikat. 1950. Nggela.
  • 055 LIO
    Semba (man's shawl). Warp ikat. 1950 or before. Nggela.
  • 056 LIO
    Semba (man's shawl). Warp ikat. Early 20th c. Nggela.
  • 076 NGADHA
    Sapu jara (sarong). Warp ikat. Early 20th c. Also Ngada, or referred to by name of capital, Bajawa.
  • 082 LIO
    Lawo (sarong). Warp ikat. 1950. Nggela or nearby village.
  • 083 NDONA
    Semba (man's shawl). Warp ikat. 1935-1950. Village not identified. .
  • 084 NDONA
    Semba (man's shawl). Warp ikat. 1930-1945. Village not identified. .
  • 085 NDONA
    Lawo (sarong). Warp ikat. 1930-1940. Almost certainly Enlace.
  • 090 NDONA
    Semba (man's shawl). Warp ikat. Circa 1950. Village not identified.
  • 093 SIKKA
    Utang (sarong). Warp ikat. 1940 or earlier. Village not identified. Probably Maumere.
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. 1960. Bama (or Ili Mandiri?) in Bird's Head Peninsula. Lamaholot people.
  • 099 LIO
    Lawo (sarong). Warp ikat. 1920-1930. Nggela or nearby village.
  • 108 NAGE KEO
    Sada (man's wrap). Warp ikat. 1900-1925. Village unknown.
  • 116 NGADHA
    Lue (blanket). Warp ikat. 19th to early 20th c. Probably Lopi Jo.
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. 1950. Bama. Lamaholot people.
  • 161 ENDE
    Semba (man's shawl). Warp ikat. 1910-1930. Probably Ende proper.
  • 164 NGADHA
    Utang (sarong). Weft ikat. Early 20th c. Ngadha, probably, Ende being another possibility. Yet another possible locale is northern Lio region called Detusoko.
  • 190 ENDE
    Zawo (sarong). Weft ikat. Circa 1850 (well before 1888)
  • 196 ENDE
    Zawo (sarong). Warp ikat. Circa 1930. Village unknown.
  • 197 NAGE KEO
    Sada (men's wrap). Warp ikat. 1900-1925. Village unknown.
  • 199 ENDE
    Semba (man's shawl). Weft ikat. 19th - early 20th c. Village unknown. .
  • 209 PALUE
    Tama (sarong). Warp ikat. 19th c. to very early 20th c. Palue (off Flores), probably. Caveat: origin not beyond doubt due to absence of true cognates with certified provenance.
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. 1945 or before. Ili Mandiri.
  • 213 IWANGETE
    Utang (sarong). Warp ikat. 1950-1960. Iwangeté clan, located near Maumere.
  • 233 ENDE
    Zawo (sarong). Warp ikat. 1940 or before. Village unknown, but probably Ende proper.
  • 238 ENDE
    Semba (man's shawl). Warp ikat. 19th or early 20th c. (before 1930). Ende proper, most likely, given the stature of the man for whom this was intended. .
  • 239 ENDE
    Semba (man's shawl). Warp ikat. 19th or early 20th c. (before 1930). Ende proper, most likely, given the stature of the man for whom this was intended. .
  • 246 ENDE
    Semba (man's shawl). Warp ikat. 1910-1930
  • 251 LIO
    Semba (man's shawl). Warp ikat. Early 20th c. Identification of Lio is tentative. The type is not known from literature. If it is Lio, then it probably hails from Nggela.
  • 259 ENDE
    Zawo (sarong). Warp ikat. 1900-1930. Probably Ende proper.

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We are blessed with an excellent monograph on the textiles of Flores, Gift of the Cotton Maiden, edited by Roy Hamilton, with contributions by several known scholars. Most of the other books on the textiles of Indonesia have a section on Flores, and there are several good sources for those interested in the ethnology of the island's regions, notable among them Kent Watters article on Flores in Kahlenberg's Textile Traditions of Indonesia.

Map of Flores

map Flores

Detailed maps of Flores by the US Army Map service in high resolution are found at the University of Texas:

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