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.
The motif on this textile called makaif or large hooked pattern that represents interconnectedness between family, clan and the natural world. The ikat on this textile is particularly very intricate and tied by a master weaver. The indigo is a good deep colour.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied and woven by Aquilina Sasi, dyed by Krispina Boki in Miomafo, Timor, 2020.
190 x 23 cm / 75 x 9 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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