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 is 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.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven by Agatha Ato in Miomafo, Timor, 2019.
162 x 20 cm / 64 x 8 in