Runner from Sumba
Woven in cotton, with a supplementary warp (‘pahikung’) forming the main designs, this attractive cloth from the Melolo area in the east of Sumba is decorated with more life-like mythical figures flanked by smaller human figures and surrounded by a checkered ‘frame’. Sea creatures and birds also decorate the piece. Typical to Sumba, additional colors are applied by hand to the supplementary warp. This striking piece would make a beautiful wall hanging or table runner. Condition is excellent.
Size: 54 in. x 22 in. excluding fringe