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.
The motif on this textile called The motif on this textile called beso means frog which represents 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 and woven by Marselina Metan, Dyed by Rosina Nino in Miomafo, Timor, 2020.
188 x 21 cm / 74 x 8.5 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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