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 kelim or split tapestry pattern.
This textile uses an ikat technique with a teke motif or gecko. The gecko, along with the frog and crocodile, are all representations of the ancestor. It is said if you hear a gecko call out it is acknowledging that what is being spoken is correct or true according to the ancestor.
This textile is lovely on as a wall hanging or used as a table runner.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in Amanuban Timor, 2021.
200 x 27 cm / 78.5 x 10.5 in