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  • 064 TORAJA
    Seko mandi (shroud). Warp ikat. 1970s. Seko village. Pa'tannunu.
  • 066 TORAJA
    Seko mandi (shroud). Warp ikat. 1970s. Galumpang district.
  • 067 TORAJA
    Seko mandi (shroud). Warp ikat. 1970s. Galumpang district.
  • 068 TORAJA
    Pori lonjong (funerary banner). Warp ikat. 1970s. Sa'dan.
  • 100 TORAJA
    Pori lonjong (banner). Warp ikat. Late colonial. Rongkong, probably.
  • 154 BUGIS
    Sarong. Warp ikat. 1950-1960. Pagatan or Sengkang, probably.
  • 201 TORAJA
    Sekomandi (shroud). Warp ikat. Late 19th - early 20th c. Rongkong.
  • 225 TORAJA
    Ceremonial sarong or shroud. Warp ikat. Early 20th c. Probably made in Rongkong for Karataon Toraja who live in the mountains near the western coast.
  • 247 TORAJA
    Seko mandi (shroud). Warp ikat. 1930-1945. Ronkong or Galumpang .

Sulawesi ikat - rare and striking

This article is a stub, to be elaborated. While Sulawesi is mostly renowned for its bark cloth, made with ancient techniques here developed to a very high degree, it has also produced highly valued ikat. The best known are the ikat textiles made in the Toraja and Bugis regions. Until the early 20th C. ikat was also produced in the Minahasa, in the very north of the island. Please refer to the respective chapters:



As of this writing in 2016 there is no monograph on the textiles of Sulawesi yet. Most books covering Indonesian textiles have chapters on Sulawesi, in which ikat usually figures rather prominently.

Map of Sulawesi

map Sulawesi
Sulawesi as seen from space. To the left is Borneo (Kalimantan), the parrot's beak to the right is New Guinea.

map Sulawesi
Map of Celebes and neighbouring islands from 1989. Click on map to open high resolution version in new windown.

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