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 pattern.
This lovely textile requires an amazing amount of time to complete. The technique includes a warp supplementary weave on the ends and a warp wrap technique called buna.
Threads of Life works with this group to maintain the weaving art and hopes to begin to recover some of the natural dye techniques as well over time. This motif ma’kai bia suna ana refers to a small hooked mofif symbolizing interconnectedness.
This textile is lovely on as a wall hanging or used as throw on the bed or table runner.
Warp Ikat & supplementary warp wrap, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven by Dorkas Talan in Amanatun, Timor, 2020.
208 x 45 cm / 82 x 17.5 in