Handwoven in the village of Bobonaro on a simple backstrap loom. One of the few areas in East Timor with a relatively unbroken tradition of weaving. Using a combination of handspun cotton and commercial thread , natural and commercial dyes to produce this 2 panel blanket with ikat stripes that tells of the weavers family. Through the threads of tradition the women are reclaiming their financial and cultural integrity. A post referendum piece purchased in Dili Tais Market in 2003.
102cm wide x 167 cm long.
40″ wide x 66″ long.