Mau ana is worn as a single panel shoulder cloth worn by women for traditional ceremonies.
Textiles in this region are made using techniques of ikat, floating warp patterning called sotis or creating patterns using the time consuming warp wrap patterning called buna.
The motif, kbubu means round and symbolises the centre of a clan. In everyday life it refers to the process of working together with determination to meet a common goal. In some places it also symbolises a water course.
Warp ikat, single panel, twisted fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, woven in Amanauban, Timor, 2019.
212 x 31 cm
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