Watubo

Naga Lalan 02 - Shawl Tenun Ikat Sikka | Watubo

Rp 2.238.619

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Ditenun oleh Mama Maria Goreti yang hobi menari diwaktu senggangnya.
This ikat fabric was woven by Mrs. Maria Goreti who likes to dance by the end of the day. 

Motif Ikat | Ikat Pattern
Naga lalan berarti ‘jejak naga’ dalam bahasa Sikka. Masyarakat adat percaya bahwa naga melambangkan ibu pertiwi. Jika ada seorang naga yang lewat, maka siapapun yang melihatnya akan mendapatkan peruntungan sepanjang hidupnya. Penampakan seluruh badan naga, lengkap dengan kaki, tangan, ekor, melambangkan peruntungan baik. Namun, jika hanya tampak sebagian, maka orang tersebut akan mendapatkan peruntungan buruk, bahkan fatal. Kain dengan motif naga lalan  biasanya digunakan pada pakaian yang digunakan untuk kegiatan sehari-hari maupun pesta adat. 

Naga lalan means ‘dragon footprint’ in the local language of Sikka. The traditional community believes that the dragon symbolizes the spirit of Mother Earth. If a dragon passes, the person who sees the remaining tracks will receive good fortune in life. Direct sightings of the dragon’s whole intact-body complete with feet, hands, tail, etc., symbolizes that the person will receive good fortune. But in the case the dragon shows parts of its body, it means the person will receive misfortune, even fatal fate. Textiles with motif naga lalan are used as everyday clothing and also worn during traditional parties.

Ukuran | Size
169x60 cm

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

Commercial cotton yarn

Pewarna Alami | Natural Dye

Merah | Red
Akar Mengkudu
Morinda Roots

Yellow Kuning
Kunyit dan Kayu Kuning (Cudrania, sp)
Turmeric and Kayu Kuning (Cudrania, sp)

Biru Blue
Daun Indigofera tinctoria
Indigofera tinctoria

Hijau Green
Daun Turi
Turi Leaves

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. 

Fabric
  • Rub gently with a clean, damp cloth or sponge
  • Use cold water and mild soap
  • Do not immerse in water
Leather
  • 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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