Mau AnaWoman’s Shoulder 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.
This motif Ma’kaif refers to a hooked pattern that represents interconnectedness is made using the time consuming technique called buna which requires wrapping each warp thread with a weft coloured thread to create the motif. This textile is lovely hung on a wall or used as a table runner.
Supplementary warp wrap patterning, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Threads dyed by Threads of Life dye studio and woven by Aflonia Talan in Timor, 2019.
174 x 18 cm / 68.5 x 7 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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