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Woman's Ceremonial Sarong

Tais luik moi is a woman’s ceremonial sarong. This tais is woven using the several techniques; warp wrap patterning and the floating wrap patterning. The former being the most difficult and done without a drawing. The motif is called lan mesi and refers to the interconnecting ancestors – a path that if you follow will be guided and protected by the ancestor.

Warp wrap patterning, floating wrap patterning, three panels stitched together and sewn as a tube, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Dyed and woven in Amanuban, Timor, 2019.
162 x 65 cm


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