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. This textile is stunning as a wall hanging or as a bed throw.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Floating warp patterning, three panels sewn together with twined fringes, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Dyed and woven in Amanatun, Timor, 2020.
210 x 100 cm / 82.5 x 39.5 in