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SALE - Vintage Timorese Hand Weaved Traditional Cloth

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SALE - Vintage Timorese Hand Weaved Traditional Cloth

Vintage. Hand loomed and weaved. From Timor Island. The different patterns are weaved continuously throughout the middle part of the cloth with no connecting stitches! The left and right panels are stitched to the centre panel on the other hand because the loom can only accommodate a certain width. Like a lot of traditional crafts in Indonesia, this art is in decline in the past 30 years, and the quality of work is markedly different from those newly produced. The most rare of hand weaved "tenun" came from before the war (pre-1942). Those variety could sell for thousands in auctions. This pattern is called "Buna". At times they would contain the traditional "Ikat" weave as well. This piece is fully "Buna". CONDITION: there are some restitching done between one of the side panels to the centre panel and the "tassels" seem to have come undone from what looks like twist ties, so now they are just dangling individual threads. Some of the dangling threads seem to have been cut very close to the edge of the cloth. Perhaps due to tangling that could not be undone.

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