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The Sekomandi signifies the brotherhood of the villagers. The abstract zigzagging pattern represents the human life journey.

These cloths are the largest and most valuable ikats of the Toraja. Now very rare, they were woven mostly in the villages of Kalumpang and Rongkong. It traded south to the Sa’dan Toraja.

The Sekomandi woven are handed down within families, and must be kept separate from other personal objects at home, because of the woven often used as a wrapping for corpses. Recently they are also used as wedding gifts and decorations in marriage ceremonies. In ancient times, apart from being made for its own purposes, Sekomandi woven cloth used to exchange. Usually, the woven is exchanged with buffalo or pigs.

The steps of making Sekomandi woven are divided into four steps:

    1. first is the spinning cotton into yarn,
    2. the binding process (making motifs by tied the thread),
    3. dyeing the threads,
    4. and weaving,

So the process from starting to becoming a woven cloth usually takes a long time, needs weeks or even months.

Below is a catalog of our various Sekomandi woven fabric collections: