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Here we have a lovely and rare example of the variation of the Jungle chicken or FUT'MANU that the village of Tunbessi is reknown for.
Executed in 100% handspun cotton and natural morinda and indigo dye with highlights of jungle peanut yellow, green and tan to compliment the 2 major IKAT or tie dye bands and the numerous smaller bands.
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...
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.