Mau AnaWoman’s Shoulder Cloth
This woman’s shoulder cloth is called mau ana locally is made by the weavers of the region of Amanatun in West Timor. The villages around Ayotupas in the northern area of Amanatun are well known for their buna or warp wrap technique.
The ikat motif on this textiles is called beso means frog which is considered an ancestral representation. When Timorese pray for rain, the frog appears which is considered the ancestor answering their prayers.
Supplementary warp wrap patterning, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Dyed and woven by Yusmina Linome in Timor, 2019.
160 x 26 cm / 63 x 10 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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