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 nik no’o refers to the Cassia fistula leaf. The Cassia fistula tree is an important tree in Timor. It is used as the central pillar in a traditional house where all ceremonies will be held.
Floating warp patterning, single panel, handspun cotton, twisted fringe, natural dyes. Dyed and woven by the Tae Matani weaver group in Amanuban, Timor, 2018.
168 x 28 cm / 66 x 11 in”
Textiles and Their Culture: Adonara Island | Bali Island | Flores Island | Java Island | Kalimantan Island | Lembata Island | Savu & Rai Jua Islands | Sulawesi Island | Sumba Island | Timor Island
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