Beit AnaShoulder 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 makaif, atoni, beso and noa no’o. The motif on this textile called noa no’o is a coconut leaf. The coconut tree is very important to the people of Helong as it used not only for food but as building material. This textile is lovely on as a wall hanging or used as throw on the bed or over a couch.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven by Agatha Ato in Miomafo, Timor, 2019.
184 x 20 cm / 72.5 x 8 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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