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This Men's betel nut bag, called ALUK in local Timorese language, has been handwoven on a simple backstrap loom using old commercial trade thread. On what is now a faded red background the weaver has wrapped embroider thread around the warp as she is weaving in the supplementary method to create this central stripe of KAIF motif which tells of... More Info...
Timorese women hand weave these bags from pandanus and use them to store their betel nut paraphenalia and other valuables. This MAMA TAS has aquired its own natural patina from being stored between uses in the kitchen hut. Its estimated age is 10 years.< FONT>