Kojawulet 03 - Shawl Tenun Ikat Sikka Flores Natural Dye | Watubo

Rp1,500,000 IDR

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Scarf ini ditenun oleh Rosvita Sensiana yang selalu mendengarkan musik selagi bekerja
This infinity scarf was woven by Rosvita Sensiana who likes to listen to the music while working on her fabric

Motif Ikat | Ikat Pattern
Koja wulet mengacu pada pohon kenari berbuah keras, berwarna gelap, dengan kacang tumbuh dalam berbagai tahap kematangan. Sedangkan motif ini menggambarkan dua manusia yang duduk bersila, tangan membentang, dan kepala menunduk dalam posisi berdoa. Motif ini menggambarkan bahwa kepercayaan masyarakat lokal akan jiwa yang rendah hati, merunduk ketika berdoa, dan selalu bersyukur akan diberkahi kemakmuran abadi. Kain dengan motif ini juga berfungsi sebagai mahar dalam upacara adat pernikahan dan juga digunakan khusus pada upacara meditasi, sembahyang, dan syukuran. 

Koja wulet is symbolized by a stalk from the kenari tree full of nuts,  ranging from unripe to ripe. The depiction in the motif is of two human figures sitting cross-legged with hands held out open and bowing their heads in the position of prayer. This illustrates a belief that a humble person, who bows down in prayer and is always thankful, will be provided with everlasting prosperity. Textiles with this motif serve as a dowry within traditional marriage ceremonies and also are used especially within traditional ceremonies for meditation, prayer, and thanksgiving.

Ukuran | Size
178x60 cm

Bahan | Materials
Tenun ikat Watublapi, Flores Timur.
Benang katun
Ikat cloth from Watublapi, East Flores

Commercial cotton yarn

Pewarna Alami | Natural Dye

Biru | Blue
Indigofera Tinctoria

Merah dan Coklat | Red and Brown
Akar Mengkudu
Morinda Roots

Watubo is a community of ikat weavers in Watublapi village, just on the outskirts of Maumere, in Sikka regency, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. The collective consists of 26 ikat weaving artisans, who aspire to conserve the local art and culture, also increasing the prosperity of their communities. The community also work with respect and care for the environment.

To this day, the artisans in Maumere continue to use the techniques and tools passed down to them through generations, alongside the colors, patterns, and symbols. According to the traditional community, traditional textile motifs belongs to the Iwangete Clan and Sikka Krowe Clan. Textile from ikat weaving is not only used for clothing but also a part of the life cycle—representing ethnicity, tradition, religion, as well as a symbol of status, wealth, authority, and honor. 

  • Rub gently with a clean, damp cloth or sponge
  • Use cold water and mild soap
  • Do not immerse in water
  • Rub gently with a clean, dry cloth or sponge
  • Do not clean with water, soap, solvent or stain removers
  • Polish leather with an approved leather cream

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