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Indonesian Hinggi - Skull Tree
Indonesian Hinggi - Skull Tree


 
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Hinggi are woven and worn in pairs, one wrapped around the hips and the other draped across a shoulder. The primary means of patterning these textiles is the process called ikat. Ikat is a Malay-Indonesian word that means tied or bound, which describes the method of tying and dyeing the lengthwise (warp) yarns before weaving. They are woven on a backstrap loom and sewn together. This example which is cotton and dyed with vegetable dyes, is from the island of Sumba and has a rare design of skull trees. In pre-colonial times, the captured heads were displayed on the limbs of a tree placed in the village center. Mana, or life-essence was imbued in the heads, thus the skull tree ensured fertility and was the main religious object of the village.
Age: Early 20th Century
Size: 94 x 46 inches
Media: Ikat woven cotton
Condition: Very good
Price: $850.00 USD
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