Timor InterconnectionMau Naek Natural Dyes
Mau naek is a man’s hip cloth which traditionally had ikat motif in the center 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 kilem pattern locally called naisa.
This textile was made using the incredibly time-consuming technique called buna which requires wrapping warp threads during the weaving process. It took 18 months to complete this textile. The prominent motif is a hooked pattern called Ma’kaif which refers to our interconnection with all aspects of life; society, nature and the realm of the ancestors.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Supplementary weft wrap patterning, three panels stitched together with twined border and open fringe, commercial cotton, Natural dyes. Dyed and woven in Amanatun, Timor, 2014.
200 x 112 cm / 78.5 x 44 in