Textiles

Purchase a piece of history with these one-off-a-kind hand woven, cotton textiles from LO’UD Cooperative of Timor-Leste. Browse our collection of plant dyed & traditional textiles or read more below about this unique product.

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All our textiles – traditionally known as ‘Tais’ (ti-esh) – are woven on back-strap looms. These looms are portable, inexpensive and easy to construct. Conversely, dyeing and weaving techniques are complex and time consuming, requiring patience and concentration. Patterns and motifs have great meaning, inherited from the elders and constantly represent something more than a mere decoration.