Mau AnaShoulder Scarf
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 kelim patterns locally called naisa.
The motif on this textile is called besi mnasi represents a crocodile which is considered to be symbolic of the ancestor.
Floating warp patterning, single panel, twisted fringes, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Dyed and woven by Silvina Benu in Timor, 2019.
152 x 38 cm / 60 x 15 in
Textiles and Their Culture: Adonara Island | Bali Island | Flores Island | Java Island | Kalimantan Island | Lembata Island | Savu & Rai Jua Islands | Sulawesi Island | Sumba Island | Timor Island
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