The Indigo Ikat has a repeating geometric patola ratu motif, based on eight-rayed flower pattern from the Indian silk patola cloths traded in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Dutch to Sumbanese kings. This pattern is traditionally associated with Sumbanese royalty and continues to be used in ceremonial textiles for funerals and weddings and in dowries. These textiles confer magical qualities to those who wear or display them and represent personal wealth.
This warp ikat is made of cotton, hand dyed and woven on Sumba Island, Indonesia. This ikats is wonderful displayed as a wall hanging.