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  • 025 LEMBATA
    Wela (sarong). Warp ikat. 1925-1940. Kedang region of Eastern Lembata; imported from Eastern Adonara, or made locally in Kalikur.
  • 047 LEMBATA
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. Early 20th c. Lamalera, whalers community. Lamaholot people.
  • 048 LEMBATA
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. 19th or very early 20th c. Lamalera; whalers community. Lamaholot people.
  • 098 SOLOR
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. Circa 1940. Village unknown. Lamaholot people.
  • 114 ALOR
    Sarong. Warp ikat. 1920-1940. Village unknown. Lamaholot people.
  • 115 LEMBATA
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. 19th or early 20th c. Ili Api. Lamaholot people.
  • 119 LEMBATA
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. 19th or very early 20th c. Atadei. Lamaholot people.
  • 126 LEMBATA
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. Late 19th to early 20th c. Lamalera, whalers community, or Atadei. Lamaholot people.
  • 130 ADONARA
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. Late 19th to early 20th C. Village unknown. Lamaholot people.
  • 131 LEMBATA
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. 19th or very early 20th c. Ili Api. Lamaholot people.
  • 148 SOLOR
    Sarong. Warp ikat. 1940-1955. Probably from Tanah Lein area. Lamaholot people.
  • 166 ALOR
    Sarong. Warp ikat. 1920-1950. West Alor, Bird's Head Peninsula, also referred to as Kabola or Adang Peninsula after the languages spoken here.
  • 167 BUAYA
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. 1930-1950. Buaya or Ternate (precise identification impossible due to stylistic similarity).
  • 178 LEMBATA
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. 19th to early 20th c. Kedang, Eastern Lembata, most probably 'imported' from Ili Api.
  • 179 SOLOR
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. Ca 1950. Tanalein, on south coast of the island.
  • 184 PANTAR
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. 1925-1950. Village unknown. Lamaholot people.
  • 221 SOLOR
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. 1950 or before. Western Solor, village unknown. Lamaholot people.
  • 284 ADONARA
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. 19th c. Unidentified.

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The Solor Archipelago, except for a few small pockets, forms part of the Lamaholot cultural space. For literature please refer to the section on Lamaholot people, and to the pages on the individual islands.

Map of the Solor Archipelago

map Solor archipelago

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