Threads Of Life

Mau Ana

Shoulder Scarf

IDR 1,142,857

Item Code: T03.TM.AB.128

Mau ana is a single panel woman’s shoulder cloth. 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. Traditionally, a textile with sotis would only be worn by someone of nobility.

The ikat motif on this textile is called kai mnutu means a small hook pattern and refers to interconnectedness between clans and family groups.

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 Amanuban, Timor, 2018.
174 x 21 cm / 68.5 x 8.5 in

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