This offer is for a stunning East Sumba Hand-woven Supplementary Warp Traditional/Ceremonial Pahikung Tube Sarong. The width is given on this listing, that the sarong presumed un-stiched, not in its tube form, please see the images for full guidance. This sarong is made up of two panels of woven cloths. The width of handwoven Indonesian textiles made using a back-strap loom is usually less than 1 m wide. Most wide textiles with a width of 1 m or more are usually always made up of two or more panels stitched together. The stitching is usually done fairly roughly (not extremely neat).
East Sumba is truly famous for its Hinggi ikat textiles, probably one of the most pictorial ikat designs from the Indonesian archipelago. Alongside the Hinggi ikat textiles, East Sumba also produces the equally amazing Pahikung textiles, handwoven using a back-strap loom. The designs are produced using supplementary warp techniques with immense geometric designs. You will often find that pahikung designs are combined with warp ikat designs.
We are proud to let you know that 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 http://www.connect-indonesia.org