Beit AnaWoman’s Shoulder Cloth
Beit ana is a shoulder scarf worn by women as part of ceremonial dress. Bands of ikat patterning or alternating stripes of color may be woven into the textile The Bobotin weavers are masters of the red dye technique taking months to reach the depth of color represented in their work.
The motif on this textile is called pean babof or popped corn. Corn is an important traditional food source in these dry areas.
Floating warp patterning, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Dyed, and woven by Veronika Meak in Timor, 2019.
168 x 24 cm / 66 x 9.5 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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