This three-part woman’s tubular sarong is made using natural dyed cotton threads. worn for ceremonies and special occasions. The textiles of Miomafo area in west Timor are renown for their indigo work with intricate ikat.
Motifs used include makaif hook pattern, atoni ancestor, beso frog and noa no’o coconut leaf and paos kenat ornate leather belt worn by the Meo warriors. The ikat work remains intact and is done by a range of women of different ages. The motif on this textile kai mnutu refers to a small hook pattern representing interconnectedness.
Warp ikat, three panels stiched together and sewn as a tube, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven by Aquilina Sasi in Timor, 2019.
133 x 65 cm / 52.5 x 25.5 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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