Akar Laboh Merampo Tebing Ai

Blanket, pua kumbu, sewn together along the selvedges of 2 tabby-woven cotton textile panels. Each is decorated with an ikat panel in brown, cream and blue on a red ground. This contains a lattice-like pattern, framed by an ornate dentate-patterned band. On the shorter sides this is bordered by a blue and cream chevron band framed with narrow bands in those colours. The longer sides are bordered with sets of blue and cream stripes on a brown ground. The central one is banded in the 2 colours, and framed with plain coloured stripes. The colours were achieved using natural dyes (possibly in combination with chemical ones). The ends of the warp have been plied forming a knotted fringe.

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