Mau AnaWoman’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 a few remote areas that still weave kilim patterns locally called naisa.
The ikat patterning on this exquisite mud dyed cloth is called ma’kaif or a hooked pattern. It relates to interconnectedness: people to people, people to land, people to animals, and plant life and people to the Divine ancestor.
172 x 27