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Tais api den (KE) Man's cloth wrap

This cloth features the 'api den' motif. The small white dashes represent growth. Traditionally this cloth was used in ceremonies, but was not a part of the bride price exchange of goods. These days, however, it is used in this way.

Item Number TA0023
District Bobonaro
People Kemak
Year of Making unknown
Maker unknown
Materials Handspun and commercially spun cotton with natural dyes
Technique Resist-dyed single-warp ikat woven on a backstrap loom.
Length x Width 224 cm x 116 cm