Threads Of Life

Ancestors on Indigo

Timor Beit Ana

IDR 1,714,286

Out of stock

Item Code: T03.TM.IB.XXXX.399

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 makaif, atoni, beso or frog and noa no’o is a coconut leaf.

The motif on this ikat textile is called Atoni, is a symbol of the male and female ancestor who is called upon to help with ceremonies related to agriculture, life cycle ceremonies and making a traditional house.

This textile is lovely on as a wall hanging or as a table runners.

Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven by in Miomafo, Timor, 2019.
156 x 23 cm / 61.5 x 9 in

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