Tais duka (TE) Man's cloth wrap
'Tais duka' are customarily worn folded and draped over the shoulder. Its most important ceremonial use is when worn by a man communicating news of a death to a family. It is also worn at harvest ceremonies and the inaugurations of sacred houses. This example is a particularly fine cloth, featuring fine ikat work. It was bought by the Friends of Suai, and donated to the Alola Foundation in 2008.
|Year of Making||2007/8|
|Maker||Orlanda Boavida Martins|
|Materials||Commercial cotton and synthetic dyes|
|Technique||Single warp ikat; handwoven on a backstrap loom.|
|Length x Width||208 cm x 94.5 cm|