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Tais mane Na’in nurak (TE) Man's cloth wrap

This cloth has repeat rows of 'futus' and includes resist-dye motifs 'koba rohan', 'oan kalar', 'fulan baluk', and 'hali fuan' iin the centre.. This cloth is worn when 'barlake' (brideprice/marriage arrangements) are being conducted. The cloth is also worn for the 'Sau batar' and 'Bei Mau' ceremonies, and other ceremonies. The structure of this cloth remains the same as that used by previous generations.

Item Number JM03
District CovaLima
People Tetun
Year of Making 1992
Maker
Materials Commercial cotton and synthetic dyes
Technique Single-warp resist-dyed; woven on a backstrap loom;
Length x Width 217 cm x 104 cm