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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.
  • 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.
  • 131 LEMBATA
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. 19th or very early 20th c. Ili Api. Lamaholot people.
  • 178 LEMBATA
    Kewatek (sarong). Warp ikat. 19th to early 20th c. Kedang, Eastern Lembata, most probably 'imported' from Ili Api.

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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.



The best sources of information on Lembata ikat remain Ruth Barnes's articles The Ikat Textiles of Lamalera, Textile Design in Southern Lembata: Tradition and Change and The Bridewealth Cloth of Lamalera, Lembata published in Gittinger, ed., To Speak with Cloth, as well as her study of the Vatter collection, Change and Tradition in Lamaholot Textiles, The Ernst Vatter Collection in Historical Perspective, in Nabholz-Kartaschoff c.s., Weaving Patterns of Life and Patola in Southern Lembata in Völger and Von Welck, Indonesian Textiles, plus her excellent work on the Vatter collection titled Ostindonesien im 20. Jahrhundert, Auf den Spuren der Sammlung Ernst Vatter.

Map of Lembata

A detailed map of Lembata (here called Lomblem) by the US Army Map service in high resolution is found at the University of Texas: Lembata (Lomblem)

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