Beit AnaWoman’s Shoulder Cloth
Beit Ana is a narrow single panel textile used as a shoulder cloth by women for ceremonies and special occasions.
The textiles of Miomafo area in West Timor are known for their indigo work with intricate ikat. Motifs used include mak’aif, atoni, beso and noa no’o.
We have curated these two textiles as a set to hang on the wall or to place separate. Both contain the motif mak’aif mnutu which refers a small finely made hook pattern and refers to interconnectedness between clans and family groups.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes.
Ikat tied, dyed, woven by Lorensia Naot in Miomafo, Timor. 2019.
214 x 16 cm / 84.5 x 6.5 in
206 x 12 cm / 81 x 4.5 in
Textiles and Their Culture: Adonara Island | Bali Island | Flores Island | Java Island | Kalimantan Island | Lembata Island | Savu & Rai Jua Islands | Sulawesi Island | Sumba Island | Timor Island
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