Boy’s Cloth (Hi’i Leleowue )

This striped cloth called hi’i leleowue is specific for young boys from the Ae (Greater Palm Blossoms) moiety in Savu island. The cloth was woven by group member of the weaving cooperative Tewuni Rai at the Ledetadu Village in Mesara.

Title: Boy’s Cloth (Hi’i Leleowue )

Artist: Weaver and dyer: Tige Ratu. Ae moiety and Ga female lineage.

Creation Date: 2019

Geography: Indonesia, Savu

Culture: Savunese

Medium: Cotton, natural dyes

Technique: Plain weave

Dimensions: 16.1 x 136.2 cm (6 3/8 x 53 5/8 in) ; 68.7 x 138 cm (27 x 54 3/8 in)

Classification: Costumes; principal attire (lower body)

Credit Line: Tracing Patterns Foundation Fund, 2021

Object ID Number: 2021.1.KT457