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Handwoven in Non'e near SoE, TTS on a simple backstap loom by Ibu Henderina Tauho using cotton she has spun herself and natural indigo dye. Ibu Henderina has achieved the deep charcoal colour through several dippings of the warp thread into the dye pot and which she has then used lime powder as the fixative ... More Info...
Created in 2 panels using combination of natural morinda dye for the chocolate and burgandy and aniline dyes to compliment the ikat motif called Fut Kai mnutu which tells of the weavers clan and totemic guardian spirits.
Ibu Saikoko has created an excellent rendition of a very effective motif.
This striking combination comes from the Mollo Utara area of West Timor. The central panel has been worked with geometric embroider designs that represent the two headed crocodile motif which is symbolic of the roots of Timorese society. In the side panels the weaver has used a float weave to create another variation on the crocodile motif that... More Info...
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...