Threads Of Life

Timor Hanging Indigo

Beti Naek Ceremonial

IDR 6,428,571

Out of stock

Item Code: T02.TM.ON.XXXX.710

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 renowned for their indigo work with intricate ikat.

Motifs on Miomafo textiles include mak’aif hooks of interconnectedness, atoni ancestor figure, beso frog and noa noo coconut fronds. The central motif on this ikat cloth is paos kenat ornate belt usually worn by the Meo warriors of Timor. Such a motif denotes high status in a clan.

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

Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp ikat, three panels stitched together, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven, in Miomafo, Timor, 2021.
184 x 110 cm / 72.5 x 43.5 in

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