Handwoven in the village of Maliana 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 large three panel blanket with ikat stripes that tells of the weavers family. Through the threads of tradition the women are reclaiming their cultural and financial integrity. A post referendum piece purchased in Dili Tais Market in 2003.
156cm wide x 170cm long.
61.5″ wide x 67″ long.