Kreot Nai TelonCeremonial Cloth
The three part tubular textile with uncut warp threads called a kreot nai telon is an essential gift that accompanies marriage.
Textile offered to the grooms family by the brides clan are exchanged for horses, buffalo, silver or gold.
The motif on this textile is called kelapa and refers to the tool box made to repair the traditional boats. The colours in this textile are an extraordinary example of the deep browns, rusts and indigo that make the south Lembata textiles so unique. The ikat is very precise.
Warp ikat, three panels sewn together into a tube with uncut warp ends, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in Wulondoni, Lembata
204 x 85 cm / 80.5 x 33.5 in
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