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 Post subject: West Alor tube sarung
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:02 am 

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Hi all, in early 1994 I was wandering around the village market in Kokar ( west Alor ) chasing some ikat cloth without much success....until a lady offered me this piece straight off the body of her young daughter !! ....bizarre enough but I jumped at it - and I will always remember just how I got this nice little tube sarung ! It's definitely used and not particularly tightly woven or heavy (maybe just because it had been washed and used regularly ) but not damaged at all. The old lady told me it (or maybe she) originated from Ternate Island and I took her at her word. The tube measures 118 cm x 64 cm. Would I be correct in thinking the bird motifs are chicken or bush hen ? Will always remember the story & treasure this as my first Alor ikat. Regards - Steven.

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