• Timor Man's Ikat Cotton Blanket
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  • Timor Man's Ikat Cotton Blanket
  • Timor Man's Ikat Cotton Blanket

West Timor Man’s Ikat Cotton Blanket

$225.00

Handwoven Cotton Blanket, West Timor. Man’s lower body wrapper or shoulder blankets are called selimut or mau naek. Ikat patterning.

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tastm004
Belu
Metamauk area (?), West Timor
Man’s blanket/lower body cover.
Cotton
38 in. X 76 in.
Good condition.
$225
Man’s lower body wrapper or shoulder blankets are called selimut or tais mane. They are usually worn as sarong style with the ends making a large fold of knot in the front to show the design and volume. A second one might be worn backpack style across the shoulders so the design is centered on the back. The ends are then gathered around the waist and secured with a cloth belt. The volume and design of the cloth show status within the wear’s community.
Two identical panels are joined together in the center with fully fringed on both ends. A 2-inch-wide warp design area consists of interlocking hook and circles of tight ikat. Possibly natural dyes.