Mau NaekMan's Hip Cloth
Textiles in Timor used for almost all rituals they are among the principle gifts made by the bride’s family during marriage rites, they enshroud the dead, and they function as important ritual objects in rites as varied as roof raising and rice planting ceremonies.
The motif on this textile is called Pasu buta refers to an ornate leather belt worn by a person of the lineage of the Meo warrior caste.
Floating warp patterning, three panels sewn together with twined fringes, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Dyed by Nek Mese Kelompok and woven by Yeruto Sae in Timor, 2019.
190 x 103 cm / 75 x 40.5 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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