Threads Of Life

Mau Tnanaf

Shawl

IDR 3,623,188

Item Code: T03.TM.BN.384

Timor has a wide range of textiles with various techniques including ikat, supplementary warp patterning and supplementary warp wrap called buna which this textile is a fine example of.  The supplementary warp wrap hooked pattern motif is called ma’kaif which refers to the importance of interconnection in all things. This time-consuming art form of wrapping each warp thread to create a pattern can take up to 4 months to do a cloth such as this.

Supplementary warp wrap patterning, single panel, open fringe, cotton thread, natural dyes. Woven in Amanuban, Timor, 2019.
202 x 35 cm

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