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 kelim pattern. This lovely textile requires an amazing amount of time to complete as it combines both the time consuming warp wrap buna technique and ikat..
This was a joint effort between a mother and daughter as the mother knew how to do the ikat process and the daughter was able to make the patternng for the warp wrap technique.The motif kai mnutu refers to a small hook pattern representing interconnectedness.
Warp ikat and supplementary warp wrap, single panel, open fringe, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed by Florensia Baok and warp wrap weaving by Aphonia Talan, Amanuban, Timor, 2019.
218 x 39 cm / 86 x 15.5 in