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Savu, Indonesia
First quarter 20th c (1900-1925)
A cotton warp-ikat selendang made in Savu by the greater Blossom clan (see fig 104: Traditional Indonesian Textiles by John Gillow). This textile has a luxurious even handle due to superior weaving. One part of the patterning is a woven date that appears to be '1328', which may refer to a date in the Hijri (Islamic) calendar that would convert in the Gregorian calendar to the year 1910. Savu remained virtually isolated from the outside world until 1860. The colors are indigo as well as natural yes in shades of blue, red, pink and rust. Excellent condition save for one 1cm hole towards one end. 40" width x 63" length.
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