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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.
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. 1960. Bama (or Ili Mandiri?) in Bird's Head Peninsula. Lamaholot people.
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. 1950. Bama. Lamaholot people.
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. 1945 or before. Ili Mandiri.

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There is very little literature on this area. Two of the best sources are Gift of the Cotton Maiden, edited by Hamilton, and Barnes's Ostindonesien im 20. Jahrhundert, Auf den Spuren der Sammlung Ernst Vatter.

Map of the Bird's Head Peninsula in Flores

map of Bird's Head Peninsula

map of Bird's Head Peninsula
Click on this map to view the high-resolution original at the University of Texas.

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