Layur 008 - Infinity Scraft
Weaved by Mrs. Virginsia Nurak, Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara.
Welak bola is originally from the Bola region near the southern coast beach of Sikka regency. There are several villages of the Iwangete Clan that possess the same motif welak motif, but each motif has a slightly different character and its name includes the village’s name; such as welak supin comes from a small clan unit called Supin.
Welak depicts the hands of a swastika gripping a rhombus, a symbol of female fertility, and a picture of humans meeting at the navel, a symbol of generations continuum. Textiles with this motif are specially made by female children as a symbol of appreciation and a tribute to the mother who bore, raised, and cared for them. They are usually given as a gift during special moments for the mother to wear throughout her life, for example before a party or traditional ceremony.
192 x 32 cm
Because all pieces are hand-cut, sewn, and dyed please expect variations in each garment.
- 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