Mau ana is a single panel woman’s shoulder cloth. The weavers of Amanuban have a wide range of textiles with various techniques including ikat, supplementary warp wrap called buna and supplementary warp patterning called sotis. There are also a few remote areas that are able to weave a kelim pattern locally called naisa. Traditionally, a textile with sotis would only be worn by someone of nobility.
The motif teke or gecko along with the frog and crocodile are all representations of the ancestor.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes.
Made in Abi, Timor, 2019.
33 x 150 cm
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