Handwoven in Luniup, Biboke selatan, TTU on a simple backstrap loom using commercial cotton and a combination of commerical and natural dyes. 2 major ikat bands in indigo of Futmanu-Jungle chicken motif with 4 smaller bands and clouds. This is a lovely example of clear tight IKAT or tie dye to great effect. A large mans blanket-mauana.
108cm wide x 206cm long.
465' wide x 81" long.
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Timorese Textiles are a tradition in their own right. Still woven on a simple back strap loom and used daily by the Atoni, no two weavings are the same as the weaver is not allowed to weave the same "story" twice. Motifs and construction vary from area to area often changing every 2-3km. Following centauries old tradition the weavers create these masterpieces using 3 very differing techniques. IKAT meaning to tie and denotes the pieces where the warp thread is tied off to produce the motif or pattern and dyed. LOTIS is supplementary weft weaving or 'float' weave where the weft threads are "pulled" through to create a "negative" image on the reverse side. In the elaborate BUNA pieces embroidery thread is wrapped into the weft during the weaving process to decorate the weaving. Commercial thread is smoother and thinner than handspun cotton. An amazing reference book has been compiled by Ruth Yeager and Mark Jacobson : Textiles of West Timor ISBN;974-4800-01-1 A worthy and worthwhile treatise for anyone interested in delving into the incredible wealth inherent in Timorese Textiles.