Girl’s Tube Skirt (Ei Lekowue)

This striped cloth called ei lekowue is specific for young girls from the Iki (Lesser 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: Bae Dule. Iki moiety and Jewu female lineage.

Creation Date: 2019

Geography: Indonesia, Savu

Culture: Savunese

Medium: Cotton, natural dyes

Technique: Plain weave, tie-resist dyed warp (warp ikat)

Dimensions: 46 x 105.6 cm (18 1/8 x 41 5/8 in)

Classification: Costumes; principal attire (lower body)

Credit Line: Tracing Patterns Foundation Fund, 2021

Object ID Number: 2021.1.KT459