Mau TnanafShoulder 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 a few remote areas that still weave kelim patterns locally called naisa.
The central ikat motif in this textile is Kai Mnutu means a small hook pattern and refers to interconnectedness between clans and family groups. This piece would be great worn as a scarf or as a runner on a table.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Made by Yati Tana in Timor, 2019.
202 x 23 cm / 79.5 x 9 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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