Ikat Buna Throw, Soe Timor

AUD $210.00

This fabulous throw has a mix of weaving styles displaying the highly skilled weaving of women from Soe in central west timor.

The red panels on the edge and the magnificent centre pieces are buna style weaving which flows seemlessly into ikat.

A stunning and highly skilled piece, one only.

Medium weight fabric, 100% cotton



1 in stock

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

Buna Weave

This style of weaving is amazing to watch as the weaver individual wraps each thread around the warp to produce the pattern.  It is done on a backstrap loom that sits on the ground and can take anywhere from 1-24 months to produce one piece of cloth.


Indonesia is well known for their Ikat style of textiles.  This piece is made on a backstrap loom that sits on the ground.  The warp thread is strung onto the loom and the desired pattern is sketched onto the thread.  The thread is then wrapped with sting, straw or plastic so certain areas of the thread resist the dye.  The thread is then soaked in one or numerous dye baths depending on the desired pattern.  The thread is then returned to the warp of the loom and the weaving process begins.  As the weft is woven through the warp the pattern emerges in the cloth.  Once piece of cloth can take 1-12 months to complete.

Additional information

Weight 0.75 kg