Beti NaekMan's Hip Cloth
Beti Naek is a three part man’s hip cloth with a center panel made with all ikat patterning and the same motif appearing in the bands on the two side panels. This textile is worn for ceremonies and special occasions.
The textiles of Miomafo area in west Timor are renown for their indigo work with intricate ikat. Motifs used include makaif, atoni, beso and noa no’o.The motif makaif or large hooked pattern represents interconnectedness between clans and family groups.
Warp ikat, three panels stitched together, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Dyed by Threads of Life dye studio, ikat tied and woven by Lusia Ena, in Timor, 2020.
186 x 120 cm / 73 x 47 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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