Hunter with Ancestor Sumba Ikat
14 " x 52" 100% Cotton
This Sumba Ikat piece shows a hunter gathering food for his family, birds, with his ancestors on his shoulders lending help & expertise. He is with his Sandlewood Pony, indigenous to Sumba ,representing virility, dexterity & influence. Tugu Human Skulls ,Andungu Katiku Tau, are symbols of courage, heroism & victory. The rooster symbolizes awareness. The flying bird ,Kahuhu, is a coastly bird, flying very fast and agile, symbolizing agility and dexterity in making a living, being and behaving .
Please refer to the information on Hinggis on the previous page to understand this ikat process
Hand Woven in Sumba Indonesia