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Tais Hae Ma’buna

Woman's Ceremonial Skirt

Biboki textiles such as this tais hae ma’buna are characterised by strong Morinda-red dyes and intricate ikat designs often including the delicate buna warp-wrap patterning at the head and foot.

The stylized ikat patterning biboek’sa is inspired by the floral patterns found on the Patola Indian tradecloth.

Warp ikat, supplementary warp-wrap, four panels stitched together into tube, handspun cotton, natural and synthetic dyes.
Made in Biboki, Timor, c.1980.
182 x 58 cm / 72 x 23 in
US$ 850

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