Tai Ro’eWoman's Sarong
Tai Ro’e is a three-part woman’s tubular sarong made by the weavers from Amarasi near Kupang in West Timor. The tai ro’e has three or four sections with a centerfield and is worn for ceremonies. The women of Amarasi will wear the Tai Ro’e pulled up over the breasts and fold the upper part of the textile inward so that the textile appears like a full dress.
The motif on this textile is called kai ne’e natam kosat refers to a six hooked motif with a central diamond shape within. Kosat is a reference to an old family name. The deep red dye is made using the bark of the root of the Morinda citrifolia tree. Multiple dye applications are needed to reach the depth of this colour.
This stunning ikat cotton cloth is beautiful as a wall hanging.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp ikat, floating wrap patterning, three panels stitched together and sewn as a tube, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in Kupang, Timor, 2017.
132 x 83 cm / 52 x 32.5 in