Mau ana is a single panel woman’s shoulder cloth. The weavers of Amanuban have a wide range of textiles with various techniques including ikat, supplementary warp wrap called buna and supplementary warp patterning called sotis. There are also a few remote areas that are able to weave a kelim pattern locally called naisa. Traditionally, a textile with sotis would only be worn by someone of nobility.
The ikat motif on this textile is called kai mnutu means a small hook pattern and refers to interconnectedness between clans and family groups.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes.
Made in Abi, Timor, 2018.
174 x 21 cm
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