Mau NaekMan's Hip Cloth
Mau naek is a man’s hip cloth which traditionally had ikat motif in the centre field. 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.
This ikat motif pattern made with indigo dyes is called ma’kai bia suna ana referring to a small hooked motif and representing interconnectedness.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp ikat, single panel, twisted fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Tied, dyed and woven in Amanuban, Timor, 2019.
228 x 105 cm / 90 x 41.5 in