Saturday, November 20, 2010

Woman's vagina and other symbols on Sumba's ikats.

Symbolism is a hobby of millions of people. Take a look at some important symbols in the Marapu culture.
Well, reading symbols is a difficult task. They hide many meanings. We remain today with simple explanations: mamuli - a symbol - medium for communicating with ancestors.

Woman's vagina called mamuli guarded by two Marapu ghosts.

Of course, every ikat is used for practical purpose.

Blankets are used for covering up on cool nights. Ikat is a kind of saddle.
The important deceased is shrouded in ikat, as well as some animals intended for slaughter on the day of the funeral.

Graves stones.

Patula bunga - design reserved only for the royal family.

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