W1529-Insana TTU-Double bed cover

$275.00

1 in stock

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Description

Hand woven on a simple back strap loom in the village of Insana in the central highlands of West Timor. The weaver is following the age old tradition of Lotis or Sotis technique which also creates a ‘negative’ image on the reverse side. 


She has recreated her special star flower motif in 12 major bands of purple and white which are complimented by several smaller bands on a green background interspersed with yellow and burgandy stripes. Created using commercial thread and aniline dyes.


 


This is is a rare opportunity to obtain 2 mens blankets, that represent traditional clothing, that were similar enough to join together to create this unique bedcover.


 


173cm long x 212cm wide.


 


70″ long x 83″ wide.


 


US/Canada/Middle East=$30.50 to 1kg/2lb2oz.


France/UK/Spain/Rest of World=$36.75 to 1kg/2lb2oz.


Asia/Pacific=$26.25 to 1kg


Australia=$11- to $16- to 2kg  


You are welcome to combine shipping. Insurance or registered additional.



 


 


Timorese Textiles are a tradition in their own right. Still woven on a simple back strap loom and used daily by the Atoni, no two weavings are the same as the weaver is not allowed to weave the same “story” twice. Motifs and construction vary from area to area often changing every 2-3km. Following centauries old tradition the weavers create these masterpieces using 3 very differing techniques. IKAT meaning to tie and denotes the pieces where the warp thread is tied off to produce the motif or pattern and dyed. LOTIS is supplementary weft weaving or ‘float’ weave where the weft threads are “pulled” through to create a “negative” image on the reverse side. In the elaborate BUNA pieces embroidery thread is wrapped into the weft during the weaving process to decorate the weaving. Commercial thread is smoother and thinner than handspun cotton. An amazing reference book has been compiled by Ruth Yeager and Mark Jacobson : Textiles of West Timor ISBN;974-4800-01-1 A worthy and worthwhile treatise for anyone interested in delving into the incredible wealth inherent in Timorese Textiles.

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