Ikat Hinggi from Sumba
100 x 260cm
Middle of 20th century
Warp Ikat, stitched together from two pieces
Ikat Hinggi from Sumba, Indonesia
Sumba ikats are made from cotton yarn, traditionally dyed by local plants (Kombu Indigo) and minerals. In the summer, after harvesting, women begin to weave, and one piece of fabric can take one year.