Mau AnaShoulder 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.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Supplementary warp wrap patterning, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Dyed and woven in Amanatun, Timor, 2019.
160 x 26 cm / 63 x 10 in