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Tais feto asu aten (hakserak) (TE) Woman's tubeskirt

The 'futus' motifs on the borders of this tubeskirt are the 'baria fuan', bitter cucumber, motif and a row of humanised versions of the usual 'diman', spearhead, motif. This variation is called the 'diman boneca' and it is often found in the women's cloths of the Suai-Camenaca area. The supplementary weft, 'foit', techniques bordering the large resist dyed patterns contain the 'silu kesak' and 'lesu oan' motifs. This cloth was bought directly from the maker.

Item Number RS01
District CovaLima
People Tetun
Year of Making 2010
Maker Matilda do Rego
Materials Commercial cotton and natural and synthetic dyes, handwoven on a backstrap loom
Technique Single-warp resist dyed and supplementary weft technique
Length x Width 134 cm x 67 cm