This three-part woman's tubular sarong is made using natural dyed cotton threads. worn for ceremonies and special occasions. The textiles of Miomafo area in west Timor are renown for their indigo work with intricate ikat.
Motifs used include makaif hook pattern, atoni ancestor, beso frog and noa no'o coconut leaf and paos kenat ornate leather belt worn by the Meo warriors. The ikat work remains intact and is done by a range of women of different ages. The motif on this textile kai mnutu refers to a small hook pattern representing interconnectedness.
This textile is already prepared with museum quality backing so that it can be hung and admired on a wall.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp ikat, three panels stiched together and sewn as a tube, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, woven and dyed by in Miomafo,Timor, 2020. Size 128 x 65 cm / 50.5 x 25.5 in
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