Rich Handspun LeavesTimor Mau Ana
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 using this sotis technique would only be worn by someone of nobility. The motif nik no’o refers to the leaf of the Cassia fistula tree. Cassia fistula is an important tree in Timor and one of its uses is as the central pillar in a traditional house where all ceremonies will be held.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Floating warp patterning, single panel, open fringe, handspun cotton, natural dyes. Dyed and woven in Boti, Timor, 2017.
170 x 43 cm / 67 x 17 in