Sumbawa came under the influence of Bali; during the 14th century (CE) it had links with the Majapahit kingdom of east Java; during the 17th century (CE) it came under the sway of the Islamic Sultanate of Goa in south Sulawesi. Its designs reveal all these influences.

Selunka is the name given to kain songket woven here with gold and silver supplementary wefts, and with cotton supplementary yarns.

The sarong tembe songk is a ceremonial cloth of gold or silver supplementary wefts of floral or geometric patterns worked on a plaid ground, often of red and black.

cf Cita Tenun Indonesia. “Tenun”, KITLV – Jakarta, Jakarta, 2010
Sylvia Fraser-Lu, “Handwoven Textiles of South-East Asia”, OUP, Singapore 1988