Mau NaekMan's Hip Cloth
Mau naek is a man’s hip cloth which traditionally had ikat motif in the centerfield. 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 teke or gecko along with the frog and crocodile are all representations of the ancestor.
Floating warp patterning, three panels sewn together, twisted fringes, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Dyed and woven by Tae Matani Kelompok in Timor, 2019.
214 x 107 cm / 84.5 x 42 in