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 Atoni ahaket is a standing symbol of the male and female ancestor who is called upon to help with ceremonies related to agriculture, lifecycle ceremonies and making a traditional house.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed, and woven by Yolanda Sasi in Miomafo Timor, 2018.
144 x 17 cm / 56.5 x 6.5 in