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 simple but stunning textile is combines the motifs of teme eagle and ma’kai bia suna naek hooked motif that are said to represent interconnectedness. This textile is lovely hung on a wall or used as a table runner or scarf.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat, tyed, dyed and woven by Yusmina Linome in Timor, 2019.
250 x 33 cm / 98.5 x 13 in
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