Mau AnaShoulder 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. There are also a few remote areas that are able to weave a kelim pattern locally called naisa. Traditionally, a textile with sotis would only be worn by someone of nobility.
The ikat motif on this textile is called ma’kaif refers to a hooked pattern that represents interconnectedness.
Supplementary warp wrap patterning, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton natural dyes. Dyed and woven by Ribka Talan in Timor, 2019.
164 x 19 cm / 64.5 x 7.5 in