KAIN IKAT FROM NAGE KEO, INDONESIA
- 052 NAGE KEO
Hoba (sarong). Warp ikat. 19th to early 20th c. Village unknown.
- 108 NAGE KEO
Sada (man's wrap). Warp ikat. 1900-1925. Village unknown.
- 197 NAGE KEO
Sada (men's wrap). Warp ikat. 1900-1925. Village unknown.
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The links above give access to detailed descriptions of all the cloths from this island or region in the collection. The full article on the historical and cultural background of this island or region is temporarily inaccessible. As dissemination of information on Indonesian ikat is one of our primary aims, you can be assured that full public access will be restored as soon as feasible. Should you wish to access the deaccessioned information for scholarly purposes, please contact us through the contact page.
As of this writing there is no recent, and therefore easily accessible monograph on the textiles of Nage Keo. One of the best sources is the abovementioned Gift of the Cotton Maiden, edited by Roy Hamilton. See our Literature section. Those interested in the anthropological and ethnological aspects are highly recommended to delve into the work of Gregory Forth, who has spent 25 years studying the Nage and published numerous books and articles on his findings, the most cited being his Beneath The Volcano: Religion, Cosmology And Spirit Classification Among The Nage Of Eastern Indonesia. Those wishing to share Sukarno's enthusiasm should read his scholarly yet eminently readable Public affairs Institutionalized non-marital sex in an eastern Indonesian society.
Map indicating location of Nage Keo area on Flores
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