W1077 Selimut – Blanket East Timor


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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.


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