This handspun textile made in an area of insanaTimor uses indigo for the blue and the bark of a eucalyptus tree for the red. The motif is makaif which refers to the importance of the connection between nature, humans and the ancestors. This beautiful blanket is one of a kind and rare to see these days in this area as most weavers prefer synthetic dyes to speed up the process.
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Warp ikat, two panels sewn together, open fringes, handspun cotton and natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed, and woven in Insana, Timor, 1980. Size 222 x 111 cm / 87.5 x 43.5 in