ITEM 16352

Woman’s tubular skirt, lavo (opened)

BLio people, Nggela village, Flores.
Early to mid-20th Century
Cotton trade thread; natural dyes; warp ikat
142 x 201 cm / 56 x 79 in

This grand scale lavo displays deep, rich colors that the best Nggela textiles are justly famous for. Note the pre-patola geometric patterns composed of fine line ikat and a judicious use of points of an exquisite indigo blue.