Mau TnanaShoulder Cloth
A mans’ hip cloth called a mau naek consists of three panels sewn together. The centre panel is called tnana in the local language. Timor has a wide range of textiles with various techniques including ikat, supplementary warp wrap called buna and supplementary warp patterning called sotis.
The ikat motif on this tnana textile called makai bia suna refers to a small hooked motif that is a reference to the interconnectedness of all life. The black dye comes from repeated applications using mud and plants that have a high tannin content.
Warp ikat, single panel, twisted fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven by Oktaviana Babis in Amanuban, Timor, 2020.
210 x 50 cm / 82.5 x 19.5 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
With questions or for assistance, please contact email@example.com, stating the product name and its SKU (listed under the price). The cost of shipping will be added during the checkout process, but customs duty and sales tax levied by the destination country will not be added. Any customs duty and sales tax will be payable by the customer. All sales are final and no returns will be accepted.