Rare old ceremonial hand spun hand woven black hemp textile loin cloth, Protective royal ancestor motif guarded by marine animals, Embroidery is hand twisted bark rope fiber twine. Melolo Village Sumba Indonesia RE4

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Handspun, hemp ceremonial runner. Unusual embroideries, created out of hand-twisted vegetal bark rope fiber twine. Motif representing a royal Ancestor in court dress guarded by snakes associated with royalty in Sumba.

Measures: 31"x 13.5"  


 From Melolo Village

(Shown on the photos)

 Handwoven on a narrow back strap loom and embroidered afterwards

 This is a wonderful art form and the Sumbanese pride themselves greatly for their amazing textiles inspired by the Merapu ancestral spirits, nature and animals. These textiles fulfill several functions in society. As family heirlooms, they play a prominent role in the ritual exchange of gifts and, most important, in funeral rites.

 All our collector and rare items come with pages and pages of research about provenance, and with history of the tribes and photos as well, depending on item and whenever possible. When shipping internationally, we group ship multiple purchases to save you money, and find the best rates available.

   We have artifacts and architectural accents up to 10 ft tall that we will put on upon request because shipping has to be calculated.

We have accumulated a tremendous amount of unique collector pieces, art and textiles, throughout the years and are now selling these to the public here.

Hard to let go though, especially at long ago prices!

 All our textiles come with research and photos and we have others available as well.

 We have Hand carved Textile Hanging Display Bars available, created by hand especially for these decorative textiles in case you want to hang this precious collectable on the wall which creates a rich and outstanding designer look.