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Teara Haringgi

Shoulder Cloth or Head Wrap

This cloth would traditionally worn over the shoulder by a woman or tied around the head by men as a traditional headdress. A headdress would have the fringe pointing upward while the hip cloth would be worn with the fringe downward – an acknowledgement of the realm of the ancestors and the spirits of the earth and living between these worlds.

Supplementary patterns such as these are heirlooms handed down from grandmother to her granddaughter when she marries so that the traditional patterns will continue. This pattern is called patola ratu refers to the long silk or cotton Indian trade cloths known as patola that was used as currency during the spice trade.

Floating warp patterning, single panel, twisted fringe, commercial cotton and natural dyes.
Made by Pau, East Sumba, 2003 164x 30 cm
T02.SU.PU.371

US$145

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