Tais Keut BatiWoman's Ceremonial Sarong
This woman’s sarong is called a tais keut bati and is used for special occasions and traditional ceremonies. It was made by the weavers from the cooperative, Putri Tunggal, (women working together as one) based in Lo’o Neke, West Timor.
The centerfield contains a solid section of ikat motif on a red background with the head and foot of the textile containing smaller bands of ikat and stripes also on a red background.
This is the one of the most highly valued woman’s textile for the people of Lo’o Neke. The central ikat motif is called both Atoni and Bikase, Atoni means human and Bikase, means horse. In many of these communities horses are used not only as a pack animal but are also gifts at a marriage exchange as are textiles.
Warp ikat, three panels stiched together and sewn as a tube, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed, woven by Veronika Meak in Timor, 2014.
116 x 64 cm / 45.5 x 25 in
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