Mau NaekMan's Hip Cloth
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 kelim pattern locally called naisa, Traditionally, a textile with sotis would only be worn by someone of nobility. The motif Beb nise refers to a centipede.
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Floating warp patterning, three panels sewn together with twined fringes, handspun cotton, natural dyes. Dyed and woven in Amanuban, Timor, 2017.
212 x 106 cm / 83.5 x 41.5 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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