A partially woven warp faced ikat cloth still on the backstrap loom, with accompanying loom components. It belonged to Lena Jami, alias ina Beni Nawa. The cloth is of the 'ei raja' type. The main motif is called 'kobe molai' or male 'kobe'. Commercial threads have been used. The blue threads have been dyed with natural indigo and the red threads with morinda citrifolia, with a synthetic red dye as an afterbath.
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