Mau AnaShoulder Cloth
Timor has 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 kilem or split tapestry pattern.
This textile uses an ikat technique and is dyed black using mud as well as other plants. Threads of Life works with this group to maintain the weaving art and hopes to begin to recover some of the natural dye techniques as well over time. The motif ma’kai bia suna refers to a small hooked patern.
This textile is lovely on as a wall hanging or used as throw on the bed or over a couch.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven by Feni Talan, in Amanatun, Timor. 2019..
200 x 27 cm / 78.5 x 10.5 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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