Mau TnanaShoulder Cloth
A mans’ hip cloth called a mau naek consists of three panels sewn together. The centre panel is called tnana in the local language. Timor has a wide range of textiles with various techniques including ikat, supplementary warp wrap called buna and supplementary warp patterning called sotis.
The motif kai mnutu refers to a small hook pattern representing interconnectedness.
Warp ikat, single panel, twisted fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed, woven in Amanuban, Timor, 2018.
210 x 54 cm / 82.5 x 21.5 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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