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Tais sabu (KE) Man's cloth wrap

This style of cloth is made from two panels hand-stitched together. The blue on black motifs are made from indigo and mud - dyeing. This cloth was traditionally worn for an annual ceremoony, usually held in September, invoking rain, performed by men at the peak of Mt Ilat Laun.

Item Number TA0026
District Bobonaro
People Kemak
Year of Making unknown
Maker unknown
Materials Handspun cotton and natural dyes
Technique Resist-dyed single-warp ikat woven on a back-strap loom
Length x Width 208cm x 141cm