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 motif makaif mnutu refers a small finely made hook pattern and refers to interconnectedness between clans and family groups.
Plain weave, slit tapestry, single panel with twined fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Dyed, and woven in Timor, 2016
170 x 36 cm / 67 x 14 in