Beti Naek

Man's Hip Cloth

IDR 7,058,824

SKU: T02.TM.ON.BNAA.692 Categories: , Tag:

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 noa no’o is a coconut leaf. The coconut tree is very important to the people of Timor as it is used not only for food but as building material.

This stunning cloth is beautiful as a wall hanging or used as throw.

Warp ikat, three panels stitched together, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied and woven by Agatha Ato, dyed by Rosina Nino in Miomafo, Timor, 2020.
190 x 113 cm / 75 x 44.5 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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