The Batik Library
Halendang Shawl – Habak
Made by Mama Ledi
From Patanning Village, East Sumba
Size 180 cm x 50 cm
The weaving pattern is called as habak (habaku or kumbulai hawurung). The pattern represent an advice symbol for human life. In our life, we must prepare everything for our life in the world (na mataka, habaku that means unplanned, unpredictable). This pattern is usually linked with queen patola pattern that represent as queen and king symbol. For them, the pattern represent that the responsibilities and duties must be accounted to the Almighty.