Mau AnaWoman’s Shoulder 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 ikat motif on this textile is called bibete and was seen in a dream by the mother of Teresia Tanono one of the weavers in Bokong. The name of the motif was given by the mother as bibete.
Warp ikat, single panel, twisted fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven by Yeruton Sae in Amanauban, Timor, 2020.
153 x 34 cm / 60 x 13.5 in