Mau naek is a man’s hip cloth which traditionally had ikat motif in the center field. 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 also a few remote areas that are able to weave a kilem pattern locally called naisa.
The prominent motif on this textiles is called Ma'kai bia suna naek refers to a large hooked motif like that of buffalo horn.
This exquisite textile is nice for wall hanging or used as throw.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Wrap ikat, three panels stitched together, open fringe, commercial cotton, Natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in Amanatun, Timor, 2023. Size 196 x 84 cm / 77 x 33 in