SUMBA ISLAND INDONESIA LOOM WOVEN FABRIC IKAT SHAWL TAPESTRY ~ Sumba Fabric Woven Shawl Ikat Tapestry Indonesia, FANTASTIC DETAIL Large Powerful Tribal Image ~ Great for designer wall in your home or office ~ We are offering an Amazing Old {1970's} Hand woven loom Shawl Blanket from Sumba Island, Sumba is just one of the many 14,000 Indonesian islands that make up the vast mysterious Indonesian archipelago . These Rare Original Blankets were Hand woven on a back strap looms, and sewn together they were decorated with Rare Ikat center. On both sides are 2 panels of supplemental warp weave technique. This piece makes a great wall hanging. Handspun Sumbanese textiles can take up to 2 years to weave and can command the same value as a water buffalo. The intricacies of this piece and the variety of color show the skill of a veteran Sumbanese weaver. This is a wonderful art form and the Sumbanese pride themselves greatly for their intricate and meaningful designs inspired by the merapu ancestral spirits, nature and animals. The weaving and wearing of these colorful textiles used to be the privilege of the nobility. These textiles fulfill several functions in Sumba society. As family heirlooms, they play a prominent role in the ritual exchange of gifts These Original Magical Sacred textiles were thought to have Protective Powers and played major roles in ceremonial events. Finding these beautiful Sumba Blankets is becoming increasingly difficult. ~~ Hand woven on a back strap loom, our amazing Sumba Blanket has TWO traditional weaving methods, Songket (embroidery) Supplementary-warp patterning. This is a difficult patterning technique used by very few weavers around the world. The center is IKAT ~ To create an Ikat fabric, the artisan first stretches warp yarns on a frame, and binds selected areas with raffia. The warp bundles are then dyed, producing resist patterns wherever the dye cannot penetrate. Then selected areas are unbound, other areas are bound, and the yarns are immersed in a second dye bath. Finally, the bindings are removed, the warp yarns are placed on a simple backstrap loom, and the fabric is woven with a plain weft. Through this painstaking process, sophisticated textile art is produced with both drama and subtlety. Excellent condition. Blues, Cream, Red, Orange, Yellow, Tans. Hard to describe the color, Over all Earth colors with Abstract Tribal Figures. Our Rare and Beautiful Blanket {LARGE Tapestry} Measures 81-1/2" Long without fringe { Over 6-3/4 feet Long} X 23" wide, An Incredible Indonesian Collectors piece. ~ We hand picked this Weaving on our last trip to Indonesia. Circa. 1970's ~~~~~~ ACCEPTED PAYMENTS: CASH, CHECK, POSTAL MONEY ORDER, Visa Master Card, Paypal or I will email you with payment address to send checks or Postal Money Orders, Cash. ~ FREE Shipping USPS Priority mail with tracking in U.S. ONLY ~ for International mail rates $34 or other Questions ~ Please Email Eric at or Call 330-434-1010

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  • Item #: Sumba Ikat 4fig huge Shawl
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