The time consuming warp wrap buna patterning on this textile is called ma’kaif refers to a hooked pattern symbolizing interconnectedness between the worlds of the ancestor, nature and society. These ties of connection need to be adhered to, strengthened and honored for there to be true well-being within a community. The threads that are used by the weaver to create these patterns are all natural dyed. The weaver creates the pattern as she wraps her weft threads without any pre-drawn design. These motifs are handed down from generation to generation from grandmothers to grand daughters. Threads of Life works to sustain all traditional weaving and natural dye techniques made by generations gone before while maintaining healthy ecosystems.
This lovely textile can be used as a wall hanging or a table runners.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth. Supplementary warp wrap patterning, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Dyed and woven in Timor, 2023. Size 158 x 20 cm / 62 x 8 in
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