Mau ana is a single panel woman’s shoulder 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 also a few remote areas that are able to weave a kelim pattern locally called naisa. Traditionally, a textile with sotis would only be worn by someone of nobility.
The time consuming buna warp-wrap motif on this textile is called ma’kaif refers to a hooked pattern that represents interconnectedness.
This unique textile is lovely on as a wall hanging or used as a table runner.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Supplementary warp wrap patterning, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton natural dyes. Dyed and woven in Timor, 2019.
200 x 43 cm / 78.5 x 17 in