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 makaif large hooked pattern that represents interconnectedness between families, clans and the natural world
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied and woven by Theresia Sasi, dyed by Krispina Boki in Miomafo, Timor, 2020
185 x 13 cm / 73 x 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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