Textiles in Timor used for almost all rituals they are among the principle gifts made by the bride's family during marriage rites and they function as important ritual objects in rites as varied as roof raising and rice planting ceremonies.The white floating warp patterning against the black mud dyes on this textile make this blanket as an excellent accent on a couch or as a bed throw. Wrap yourself up in it on a chilly night while you rest in the assurance that these traditional arts are being continued by weavers working with Threads of Life. The motif pasu buta refers to an ornate leather belt worn by a person of the lineage of the Meo warrior caste.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth. Floating warp patterning, three panels sewn together with twined fringes, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Dyed and woven in Amanuban, Timor, 2021. Size 184 x 97 cm / 72.5 x 38 in
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