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Indonesian Hinggi Textile

Indonesian Hinggi Textile

Sumba Island, Indonesia
Large, bold designs characterize the hinggi (men’s blankets) from the island of Sumba. The ikat patterns are dyed and woven by hand. Hinggi are usually made in pairs but then separated for reasons of utility, ritual or ceremony. Such pieces would be worn by a Sumbanese man - one around his hips, the other one around his shoulders. The finest hinggi were made as gifts to the nobility in order to be buried with them, with the unfortunate consequence that many of the most beautiful are gone.
Courtesy Dancing Threads Indonesian Art