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Tais feto wal modok (TE) Woman's tubeskirt

This woman's tubeskirt includes single-warp resist dyed work, showing the motifs 'lakulo' and 'baria fuan'; this 'futus' work is bordered by the 'silu kesak' an 'lesu oan' motifs. This textile is worn by women in the 'sau batar' and ' Bei Mau' harvest ceremonies and other ceremonial occasions.

Item Number JM06
District CovaLima
People Tetun
Year of Making 1990
Maker
Materials Commercial cotton and synthetic dyes
Technique Single-warp resist-dyed ikat work; handwoven on a backstrap loom;
Length x Width 124 cm x 84 cm