Mau Naek

Shoulder Cloth or Head Wrap

IDR 6,617,647

SKU: T02.TM.BK.1085 Category: Tag:

The teme or eagle motif (Haliaeetus luecogaster) with its long range eyesight and ability to descend rapidly from the air to the ground to capture its prey demonstrates superb prowess. This power is transmitted to the textile. The teme would be a kanaf (totem) or kin to the weaver and her clan in Timor and therefore could never hunt such a creature.

Warp ikat, three panels sewn together, twinned fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes.
Made in Amanatun, Timor, 2016.
211 x 94 cm / 83 x 37 in

In stock




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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