tools & equipment: manufacturing processes; textile

A wooden ikat frame (called a 'langa tali') with four legs, onto which is tied two separate warps. The cotton warp is tied in preparation for dyeing and weaving a warp ikat cloth, specifically a man's skirtcloth, a 'selimut', and this particular type of frame is called a 'langa tali hi'i'. (A man's 'selimut' is wider and shorter than a woman's tubeskirt.) At one end of the frame are two sets of holes, enabling a variation in warp length. Fine cotton warp has been tied with bast fibre (pandan leaves ?) to produce seven bands of the main motif 'boda'. [Textile]

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