Beit AnaWoman’s Shoulder 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 beso or frog is a representation of the ancestor. When Timorese pray for rain, the frog appears which is considered the ancestor answering their prayers.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven by Yolanda Sasi in Miomafo, Timor, 2019.
152 x 15 cm / 60 x 6 in