Old Sumbawa Hand Woven Ikat Textile
AGE: – Was considered old when acquired more than 30 years ago
CONSTRUCTION: – cotton, shells
LENGTH: – 233cm
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Beautifully detailed old Sumbawa Hand Woven Ikat textile richly decorated with shells and coloured bead motifs of human figures and mythological animals which all tell a story. Often shells were sewn onto the textiles, with glass beads being added or combined with the shells at a later time, adding to the story. The coloured glass beads are not factory manufactured as they are irregular in shape, so assuming they also have some age. Beads and shells were also used by the tribespeople for trade in earlier times.