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Delicacy in Weave

Indigo Ikat Timor Mau Ana

IDR 2,142,857

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Item Code: T03.TM.IB.080

The weavers of Inbate in Central Timor are located along the border of Oecusse which is now a part of Timor Leste. The enclave of Oecusse is landlocked by West Timor and was held by the Portugues while the rest of West Timor was held by the Dutch. The people of both places speak Dawan and refer to themselves as Atoni.

The motifs and plant dyes used in Inbate are similar to what weavers are producing using in Oecusse. Motifs depicting of flowers and are indicators of the strong Portuguese influence from the past. Women wear these textiles as shoulder cloths for attending church services. The ikat motif on this intricately woven textile is called kai mnutu referring to the small hook pattern. The delicacy of this cloth shows that its woven at the hand of a master weaver.

Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied dyed and woven in Babotin, Timor, 2016.
153 x 11 cm / 60 x 4.5 in

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