Handwoven Songket Throw

$ USD 35

Fabulous blanket made from floating or songket weave textiles from West Timor

Medium weight fabric, 100% cotton

150x90cm

Uses: blanket, throw, wall hanging, cushions

1 in stock

Categories: , SKU: TBT53

Description

Timor

West Timor has an enormous variety of handmade textiles with styles varying between each region.

Floating weave or Songket

This style of weaving is called songket or floating weave, it is done on a backstrap loom that sits on the ground.  Setting up the loom with the warp thread takes time and skill as one wrong thread will cause a fault throughout the entire piece.  One piece of cloth takes about 3-4 weeks to complete.

Additional information

Weight 0.75 kg