Girl’s Tube Skirt (Ei Lekowue)

This striped cloth is made for young girls from the Ae (Greater Palm Blossom) moiety in Savu island. The cloth was woven by group member of the weaving cooperative Tewuni Rai at the Ledetadu Village in Mesara.

Title: Girl’s Tube Skirt (Ei Lekowue)

Artist: Weaver and dyer: Lena Djami. Ae moiety and Ga female lineage.

Creation Date: 2019

Geography: Indonesia, Savu

Culture: Savunese

Medium: Cotton, natural dyes

Technique: Plain weave

Dimensions: 45 x 119 cm (17 6/8 x 46 7/8 in)

Classification: Costumes; principal attire (lower body)

Credit Line: Tracing Patterns Foundation Fund, 2021

Object ID Number: 2021.1.KT460