Timor Sotis Cushions

AUD $70.00

Beautiful Songket/Sotis weave cushions from Boti Timor.

Timor is the island of East Nusa Tenggara where magnificent Songket/Sotis is still be woven. For thread dyeing they have used chemical dyes which have advantages such as: the procces is fast, fade resistant, light resistant and abrasion resistant, and has many color variations.

Size: 48x64cm


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

Songket/Sotis Weave
Songket/Sotis Weave, also known as supplementary weave and floating weave is done on a backstrap loom that sits on the ground. The threads attach to a wooden panel that straps around the weavers back creating the tension required by the warp thread. The pattern is made by interweaving the warp and weft threads on the loom. Setting up the loom with the warp thread takes time and skill as one wrong thread will cause a fault throughout the entire piece. This type of loom produces cloth limited in width to the stretch of the weaver’s arms. Pieces are usually sewn together for wider, more useful cloth. One piece of cloth takes about 3-4 weeks to complete. The supplementary pattern often looks like embroidery


Additional information

Weight 1 kg