Tai Ro’eWoman's Sarong
Tai Ro’e is a three-or four part woman’s tubular sarong made by the weavers from Amarasi near Kupang in West Timor. The three major villages within the region of Amarasi are; Oekabiti, Buraen and Teunbaun. Textiles from these areas are similar in design, sharing many of the same motifs. The Atoni are the predominant ethnic group of western 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 Kret pan buat refers to a serrated leaf pattern found on a small box.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp ikat with supplementary warp patterning , four panels stiched together and sewn as a tube, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in Kupang, Timor, 2008.
130 x 64 cm / 51 x 25 in