Lesser Sunda

East Sumba Ikat Tour

  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Cultural
  • Easy-Moderate

East Sumba is internationally renowned for its warp ikat textiles, especially the dramatically decorated man’s blanket – known in the Kambera region around Waingapu as a hinggi. Yet its less well-known pahikung textiles, some of which incorporate warp ikat, are far more sophisticated and much more technically demanding to weave.

Upon your arrival on the island of Sumba at the city of Waingapu, your guide will pick you up at the airport. Direct transfer to your hotel (small and standard hotel with AC). Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, we visit Prailiu and Mau liru Village to see the ikat process. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight

After breakfast at hotel, we travel from Waingapu along the coast First visit is the Pau town, well known for the Lau Pahikung ikats. East Sumba is internationally renowned for its warp ikat textiles, especially the dramatically decorated man’s blanket – known in the Kambera region around Waingapu as a hinggi. Yet its less well-known pahikung textiles, some of which incorporate warp ikat, are far more sophisticated and much more technically demanding to weave. Pahikung is a weaving technique used on horizontal back tension looms that employs supplementary warps to embellish textiles with an infinite range of geometric and zoomorphic designs, many incorporating the rich iconography of Sumba Island. East Sumba is the only region in the entire archipelago where supplementary warp decoration has reached such a high degree of refinement. Next visit is Rende village (Royak Family house) which also another best place for unique ikat weaving. We spend some hours to learn about the ikat designs of Kaliuda with their unique horse and bird designs unlike any other textiles on Sumba. Dinner and Overnight at the Kalala Beach resort

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive back to Waingapu Stop at the indigo dyeing village of Kanatang at Mau Dolung Village, where we learn about their unique natural dyes process. Check in at the hotel in Wangapu for dinner and overnight

Breakfast at the hotel. Heading to North of Sumba to visit: Prai liang and Wunga traditional village on top of the hill overlooking the valley and the river. These two village is a rare village where the people still keep the traditional style of living Proceed to Puru kambera beach for swimming and snorkling and lunch here Afternoon return to Hotel for dinner and overnight

After breakfast transfer to the airport for flight back to Bali

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  • Flexible Departure Date
  • Private Trip
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