Handspun HeirloomTimor Tais Maruka
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.
A maruka textile would be the first woman’s sarong that a young woman would be allowed to make. The ikat motif on this textile is called Tatofo is an adze that used to clean the land when opening new farm.
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Warp ikat, supplementary warp patterning, three panels stitched together and sewn as a tube, handspun cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in Malaka, Timor, 2019.
120 x 62 cm / 47 x 24.5 in