Mau AnaShoulder 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 a few remote areas that still weave kelim patterns locally called naisa.
The sotis patterning on this cloth 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.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Floating warp patterning, single panel, twisted fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Made by the Tae Matani weaving group in Amanuban, Timor, 2021.
150 x 31 cm / 59 x 12 in