KAIN IKAT FROM WEST SUMBA, INDONESIA
- 023 WEST SUMBA
Hanggi (blanket). Warp ikat. 1960. Kodi region.
- 163 WEST SUMBA
Hanggi (blanket). Warp ikat. Late 19th - early 20th c. Kodi region.
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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.
In most books on Indonesian textiles ikat from Kodi is mentioned only in passing, if at all. The best sources we have come across are Danielle C. Geirnaert-Martin's article The Snake's Skins: Traditional Ikat in Kodi, and Janet Hoskins's Why Do Ladies Sing the Blues?.
Map of Sumba
A detailed map of West Sumba by the US Army Map service in high resolution may be found at the University of Texas: West Sumba, Waikabubak area
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