The sekomandi textile maybe made as two ikat panels sewn together as a wide single textile. Often there are two additional narrow panels sewn on to either side called lete. Sekomandi textiles are used to decorate the traditional houses during ceremonies as a sign that the entire ritual cycle had been performed such as weddings.
The central pattern on this textile is called tosso’ balekoan, which represents a niddy noddy used for making skeins of yarn after being spun from cotton fibers into thread. From here the skeins can be wound into a ball of yarn ready to be used to warp a loom. Using this as a motif suggests the importance of this transformation of spun thread to textiles.
This textile is lovely on as a wall hanging or used as throw on the bed or over a couch.
Warp ikat, two panels stiched together, open fringes, commercial cotton, natural dyes.
Ikat tied, dyed, woven by Aksalina in Mamuju, Sulawesi, 2019.
213 x 128 cm / 84 x 50.5 in
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