Tais koli (TE) Funerary cloth
A 'tais koli' is an exception to the usual stylistic division between male and female textiles produced in Suai - Camenaça. This type of cloth serves either to line the coffin or in some instances to wrap the corpse. The 'tais koli' combines the detailed warp-ikat patterning of men's cloths with the use of plain fields of colour found on women's tube skirts. It is constructed as a flat cloth from three or four panels of handwoven cloth, these shrouds feature plain end sections. The centre-field will typically display between twelve and twenty-four narrow bands of warp-ikat motif work.
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|Materials||Handspun and commercial cotton with natural and synthetic dyes.|
|Technique||Warp-ikat technique; woven on a backstrap loom|
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