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.
The motif on this cloth is called Atoni ahaket is a standing symbol of the male and female ancestor who is called upon to help with ceremonies related to agriculture, lifecycle ceremonies and making a traditional house. In the past only the king could wear this motif.
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Warp ikat, three panels stitched together with open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in Miomafo, Timor, 2020.
170 x 90 cm / 67 x 35.5 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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