Mau TnanafShoulder Cloth
Timor has 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 kilem or split tapestry pattern.
This textile uses an ikat technique with indigo as the dye. Motifs used on textiles from this area include makaif, atoni, beso and noa no’o. The motif kai mnutu on this cloth means a small hook patern and refers to interconnectedness between clans and family groups.
This textile is lovely on as a wall hanging or used as throw on the bed or over a couch.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven by Yati Tana in Amanatun, Timor, 2020.
200 x 24 cm / 78.5 x 9.5 in