An initiative of Narrative Made, The Textile Atlas preserves a record of disappearing Asian crafts with their reflected cultural stories, and provides a resource platform for both the commercial industry and academia.
1880s' Tampan, ceremonial cloth for gift exchange.
Made of cotton with red and blue cotton supplementary weft of large ancestral figures flanked by a pair of giant birds on a ship, all natural dyes, South Sumatra, Indonesia.
Made of cotton alternating orange and dark brown bands with warp Ikat rows of animals and sea creatures and a large patola ratu band in center. Natural dyes. Sumba people, Hangaroau Village near Rende, East Sumba, Indonesia.
Made of cotton with indigo, orange and dark purple brown ikat patterns of two rows of hammer head sharks divided by plain white center with narrow bands of blue pahikung or supplementary warp with fine geometric patterns. Natural dyes.
Woven by Queen Tamu Rambu Hamu Eti. Sumba people, Priauang village, Rende, East Sumba, Indonesia.