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Indonesian Textile, Adonara Kwatek Sarong – WI-ADN001

Origin: Adonara Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Measurements:  148 cm x 117 (the width presumed the sarong is fully unstitched).
Composition: Hand-spun cotton, very thick and coarse
Process: Hand-dyed using natural dyes, handwoven using a back-strap loom
Weight: Thick, heavy and coarse
Colour: The main colour is dark black-blue, created using Indigofera tinctoria extract and the reddish part using morinda citrifolia root extract.
Suitability: wall hanging, upholstery and many varieties of other craft projects.

ITEM LOCATION: LONDON, UK. Any queries please CONTACT US.

Trade order is possible, but production time can be very lengthy.

Description

This is a genuine Indonesian, handwoven Adonara Kwatek Sarong, from Adonara island in East Nusa Tenggara. This cloth was made from hand-spun cotton yarns and dyed using natural dyes from Indigofera Tinctoria plants and Morinda Citrifolia roots extract.

The production of this type of hand-woven and naturally dyed textile is recognized as an ancient art, which is passed on from generation to generation, normally from mother to daughter. This type of hand weaving, normally done by women, is highly labour-intensive, extraordinarily complex and can take months to complete.

Part of the proceeds from the sale of this cloth will go to support community and environmental project managed by Connect Indonesia in partnership with the weavers. We have been donating reading glasses to senior artisans all over Indonesia since 2013, and this program is still going strong.  We are currently managing several small environmental projects where we work with the weavers to plant trees that yield natural dye colours.

Information on the project can be found in  https://www.connect-indonesia.org

Additional information

Dimensions 250 × 88 cm
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