Threads Of Life

Beit Tnana

Shoulder Cloth

IDR 2,000,000

Item Code: T03.TM.ON.XXXX.704

Beti Tnana is the centre panel of a man’s hip cloth. This centre panel is made with ikat patterning and the same motif will appear in the bands on the two side panels which are sewn onto the centrefield to complete the cloth. 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 using motifs such as makaif or hook representing interconnectedness, atoni human or ancestor, beso frog, Ika or fish and noa no’o coconut leaf.

The ikat motif on this textile ika means fish. For the people of Timor certain animals, plants, rocks and springs are all considered sacred. Fish, crocodiles, frogs are examples of these animals.

This textile is lovely on as a wall hanging or used as throw on the bed or over a couch.

Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed and woven in Miomafo, Timor, 2020.
186 x 40 cm / 73 x 15.5 in

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