KAIN IKAT FROM ALOR, INDONESIA
- 114 ALOR
Sarong. Warp ikat. 1920-1940. Village unknown. 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.
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No monograph on textiles of Alor in existence to date, passing reference to Alor in several titles dealing with Indonesian textiles in general. Ernst Vatter's Ata Kiwan remains the best source, along with Ruth Barnes's book on his collection, Auf den Spuren der Sammlung Vatter. Interesting references to textiles and customs of Alor are found also in Gomang's thesis on Alor and Susanne Rodemeier' study on Pantar, Tutu kadire in Pandai-Munaseli.
Map of Alor in Solor Archipelago
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