Mau AnaShoulder Cloth
Mau ana is worn as a single panel shoulder cloth worn by women for traditional ceremonies.Textiles in this region are made using techniques of ikat, floating warp patterning called sotis or creating patterns using the time consuming warp wrap patterning called buna.
The buna motif on this textile is called atalae praying mantis or stick insect (Anciale Maculata) but symbolises the path of the ancestor. When we are clear and ask for guidance our path will always be clear.
Supplementary warp wrap patterning, single panel, twisted fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Dyed and woven by Rebeka Mellu in Timor, 2020.
160 x 26 cm / 63 x 10 in