Various Kinds of Sekomandi Motifs

Weaving Ikat Sekomandi

Currently, there are around 15 (fifteen) original motifs of Sekomandi’ Weaving which are still being made or produced by craftsmen, especially Sekomandi’ Weaving craftsmen in Kalumpang, they are:

No.Motif PatternMeaning
1).
Ulu Karua Barinni (Ba’ba Deata)
This is the first motif made by the Sekomandi woven craftsmen and means the unity of the family family. And also symbolizes the eight previous traditional Makki people.
2).
Ulu Karua Kasalle (Ba’ba Deata)
Symbolizes the eight previous traditional Makki people
3).
Lele’ Sepu’ Sapalli’
4).
Tosso Balekoan Ibarra’i
Means repair or straighten the bent.
5).
Tonoling Sapali’
It means one who is diligent, patient, steadfast, and persistent in all things/principles.
6).
Pori Kokkok
7).
Toboalang
Symbolizes prosperity, as in a granary full of rice.
8).
Ulu Karua Ibarra’i
Symbolizes the eight previous traditional Makki people
9).
Tonoling Ibarra’i (Mari Lotong)
It means one who is diligent, patient, steadfast, and persistent in all things/principles.
10).
Lele’ Sepu’ Ibarra’i (Mari Lotong)
11).
Pori Situtu’ (Mari Lotong)
12).
Rundun Lolo
13).
Bukka-Bukkang
14).
Pori Dappu
This is the most difficult motif to weave because it requires a high level of precision and accuracy. The weaving process takes years.
15).
Pori Kokkok (Mari Lotong)
This motif is used by ordinary people, it only consists of 2 (two) colors, namely white and black.

Note:
Of all the motifs mentioned above, some are typical of those used in Rongkong – Seko, including: Lele’ Sepu’, Pori Kokkok, Ulu Karua, Pori Situtu, Rundun Lolo and Pori Dappu.

Source:
http://ivantandeanpaewa.blogspot.com/2016/08/tenun-ikat-sekomandi_74.html

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