Long bridewealth cloth, zawo mangga, from Ende regency in Flores. Tubular body wrap formed of four lengths of handwoven ikat-patterned handspun cotton cloth, hand-stitched together along selvedges horizontally as worn, and also along the side seam from top to bottom of the skirt. Band of plain indigo top and bottom; the rest completely covered with warp ikat, mostly vary narrow bands; one wider band includes an animal motif, perhaps representing a lizard, and circular and square motifs. Mostly blue ground with narrow brown-red bands and patterning in blue and undyed fibre.

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