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 on this sotis textile is called pika bu’uf and refers to the base of a plate. This is likely a reference to the white porcelain plates traded by the Chinese in the early centuries for Sandalwood and other resources.
This handspun cotton textile is lovely on as a wall hanging or used as a table runners.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Floating warp patterning, single panel, handspun cotton, twisted fringe, natural dyes. Dyed and woven in Amanuban, Timor, 2019.
178 x 35 cm / 70 x 14 in