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This is a classic example of textile from the old Portugese enclave of Oekussi in what is known as East Timor. The strong European influence can be seen in the scrolling vine and flower motifs that surround the winged Angel/Cherubs.
I am unable to explain why it is that this particular area creates the coloured backgrounds in their textiles. This is a large men's blanket and is heavy to... More Info...
Handwoven in the village of Maurobo on a simple backstrap loom. One of the few areas in East Timor with a relatively unbroken tradition of weaving. Using a combination of handspun cotton and commercial thread , natural and commercial dyes to produce large three panel blanket with ikat stripes that tells of the weavers ... More Info...