The motif on this stunning and unusual textile is called lan mese which refers to the interconnecting ancestors who create a path. The ancestor is said to be able to hear and see all things thus iIf you follow the path you will be guided and protected by the ancestor. If you look carefully you can make out the hands and feet of the ancestor figure along with the neck and face with large ears.
This woman's sarong, is made using natural dyed cotton threads. The fine pattern on this cloth is called buna which is a supplementary technique whereby individual weft threads are wrapped around the length-wise warp threads producing a pattern. It takes up to eighteen months to complete this textile due to this time-consuming buna process.
This textile is lovely on as a wall hanging or used as throw on the bed or over a couch.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Supplementary weft patterning and warp pattening, three panels stiched together and sewn as a tube, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Dyed and woven in Amanuban,Timor, 2019. Size 152 x 62 cm / 60 x 24.5 in