Threads Of Life

Beit Ana

Shoulder Cloth

IDR 1,086,957

Item Code: T03.TM.PT.464

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.

Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Floating warp patterning, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Dyed, and woven in Malaka, Timor, 2019.
168 x 24 cm / 66 x 9.5 in

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