Threads Of Life


Man’s Traditional Bag

IDR 1,785,714

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Item Code: J31.TM.OE.451

Aluk is a traditional betelnut bag worn to complete his dress for ceremonies. This unusual and exquisite bag is made using the time consuming techniques of warp wrapping (buna), supplementary patterning (sotis) and slit tapestry weave (naisa) or kelim weave.

The betelnut quid includes the leaf of piper betel from the pepper plant, a slice of nut from the Arecea catechu palm and lime. It is brought when visiting and the host and guests exchange betelnut before beginning any other conversation.

Warp wrap patterning, supplementary warp patterning, slit tapestry weave, single panel sewn into a bag with strap attached, commercial cotton, natural dyes.
Made by Yance Toto in Mollo, Timor. 2019.

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