Tais MarobosWoman's Ceremonial Sarong
Tais marobos is a three-part tubular sarong worn by older women for traditional ceremonies. The centerfield has a series of colored stripes with small strips of simple ikat patterning in between.
Only older women may make the more complicated and potent textiles marobos and keut bati as well as the use of rarote patterning. Sanamea refers to the need for the weavers to be busy looking for dye plants to make red.
The deep red dyed textiles are important to the people of Malaka. In Tetun language sanamea also means a red jar.
Warp ikat, Three panels stiched together and sewn as a tube, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed, woven by Susana Soel in Timor 2019.
146 x 64 cm / 57.5 x 25 in
Textiles and Their Culture: Adonara Island | Bali Island | Flores Island | Java Island | Kalimantan Island | Lembata Island | Savu & Rai Jua Islands | Sulawesi Island | Sumba Island | Timor Island
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