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Tais feto wal matak (TE) Woman's tubeskirt

The borders of this woman's cloth include the 'lakulo' and 'diman haat' motifs. On the edges of this are rows of supplementary weft, using the 'silu kesak', and 'ahan kakun' motifs. This 'tais' is worn by women participating in the 'Bei Mau' and other ceremonies.

Item Number JS05
District CovaLima
People Tetun
Year of Making 1994
Maker
Materials Commercial cotton and synthetic dyes
Technique Single-warp resist-dyed ikat with supplementary weft work; handwoven on a backstrap loom
Length x Width 134 cm x 73 cm