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  • 210 LOMBOK
    Sokong (headcloth). Weft ikat. 1920. Bayan or Sembalun Walang in foothills of Mt. Rinjani, North Lombok; Sasak people, adherents of Wetu Tulu religion.

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There is hardly any literature on the ikat textiles of Lombok, and none at all about the sokong except a few paragraphs dispersed in academic literature. Please let us know if you find an interesting source.

Map of Lombok

The Sembalun/Bayan region where ikated sokong were made lies roughly in the region covered by the label 'Mt Rinjani'.

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