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Mau Naek

Man's Hip Cloth

Mau naek is a man’s hip cloth which traditionally had ikat motif in the centre field. 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.

This ikat motif pattern made with indigo dyes is called ma’kai bia suna ana referring to a small hooked motif and representing interconnectedness.

Warp ikat, single panel, twisted fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes.  Tied, dyed and woven in Amanuban, Timor, 2019.
228 x 105 cm


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