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Superb Detail Ikat

Timor Home Decor

IDR 1,357,143

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Item Code: T03.TM.ON.XXXX.678

This exquisite ikat textile Beit Ana is a narrow shoulder cloth worn by women for ceremonies or special occasions. The textiles of Miomafo area of Timor, where this textile is from, are renown for their deep indigo work and intricate motifs.

For the people of Timor certain animals, plants, rocks and water springs are sacred and become a clans totem. Motifs used include makaif, atoni, beso and noa no’o. The motif Makaif mnutu on this ikat textile refers a small finely made hook pattern and refers to interconnectedness between clans and family groups.

Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Made in Miomafo, Timor, 2018.
206 x 12 cm / 81 x 4.5 in

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