Threads Of Life

Tais Maruka

Woman's Ceremonial Sarong

IDR 5,357,143

Out of stock

Item Code: T01.TM.PT.415

Tais maruka is a three-part woman’s tubular skirt worn by young women for traditional ceremonies. The primary characteristic of the maruka textile is that it has a centerfield containing alternating colored stripes – usually red and blue-black.

The maruka textile would be the first woman’s sarong that a young woman would be allowed to make.

The motif on this textile is called umek po’at which means to a python. Snakes are very significant in local belief systems throughout the archipelago as they are able to transform by regenerating new skin.

Warp ikat, supplementary warp patterning, three panels stitched together and sewn as a tube, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed, woven by Maria Roman in Timor, 2018.
130 x 69 cm / 51 x 27 in

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