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Handwoven on a simple back strap loom using a combination of dyes to create this 3 panel womens tubular sarong called TAIS. The black edges and stripes and chocolate background in the central panel as well as the warp thread is hand spun cotton.
The weaver has recreated her special 3 colour motif called Kainaek in which each 'hook' represents a member of her clan and e... More Info...
All handspun cotton and natural dyes come together to create this 4 panel women tubular sarong called a TAIS.
From the village of Supun in the central highlands of West Timor, the weaver of this fine piece has 2 major bands of IKAT/FUTUS or tie dying. She has depicted her special kaif motif which she has surrounded with flowers in vases. The edge bands are a black that has... More Info...
Hand woven on a simple backstrap loom in the famed weaving area of Biboke in the central highlands of West Timor. A 3 panel womens tubular sarong called TAIS from commercial thread with a combination of natural and aniline dyes.
Yippee yai yay, I am so glad the women are still weaving today. Ayotupas women create some of the most distinctive of all the West Timorese textiles.
Handwoven on a simple backstrap loom by Ibu Aximina Maubanu on a background of cotton she has hand spun and dyed herself. By skillfully wrapping the embroider thread around the warp thread during the weaving process Axi... More Info...
Ibu Yulitha Sako has handspun and dyed the cotton for the background to this fine example of buna work from her area. She has created the motif by wrapping commercial cotton that she has coloured in a lovely range of natural dyes into the weaving process on a simple backstrap loom.
Her motif bands are representative of her clan and their totemic guardian spirits and she has danced... More Info...
Small but very sweet. This scarf is a lovely example of the precision that puts Timorese textiles in a class of their own. A well defined 3 colour Kaif naik or hook and rhomba motif in which each 'hook' represents a member of the weavers clan and each 'dot or flower' a totemic guardian spirit.