Mau TnanaCentral Panel for Hip Cloth
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 a few remote areas that still weave kelim patterns locally called naisa. This cloth is unique in that it combines ikat and buna.
The ikat patterning on this exquisite mud dyed cloth is called kai naek is a hooked pattern related to kindship interconnectedness. The buna or warp wrap supplementary patterning in the centre of the cloth adds to uniqueness of this textile. Threads of Life worked for 6 years in this community to recover the natural dye ikat patterning that combined the buna or supplementary warp wrapping.
Warp ikat, warp wrap supplementary patterning, single panel, twisted fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes.
Made in Amanuban, Timor. 2019
212 x 47 cm / 83.5 x 18.5 in