Mau AnaShoulder Cloth
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 called ma’kai bia suna naek refers to a large hooked mofif like that of buffalo horn.
Warp ikat, single panel with twisted fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, tyed and oven by Oktoviana Babis, Amanuban, Timor, 2018.
196 x 26 cm / 77 x 10 in