Threads Of Life

Handspun Ancestors

Timor Mau Naek

IDR 7,142,857

In stock

Item Code: T02.TM.TM.174

Mau Naek is a three panel man’s hip cloth made by the weaving cooperative Tae Matani in Boti West Timor. The members of the cooperative Tae Matani work under the supervision of master weaver, Molo Benu, the daughter of the last king of Boti; Ama Nun’e Benu. The men and women within the traditional compound of Boti wear handspun, natural dye textiles in their daily life.

Boti remains a haven within Timor where the members of the community work together according to the old traditions including using all natural dyes and handspun threads when making their traditional textiles.
The motif on this textile besimnasi is a reference to the ancestor considered both male and female.

Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Floating warp patterning, three panels sewn together with twined fringes, handspun cotton and natural dyes. Dyed, and woven in Boti, Timor, 2016.
201 x 105 cm / 79 x 41.5 in

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