Frogs as Ancestor
Frogs as Ancestor
Frogs as Ancestor

Frogs as Ancestor


Regular price$170.00
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

  • Free worldwide shipping
  • Low stock - 1 item left
  • Inventory on the way
Beti Tnana is a 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 ikat work remains intact and is done by a broad range of women of different ages.

The ikat motif on this textile is beso means frog which is considered an ancestral representation. When Timorese pray for rain, the frog appears which is considered the ancestor answering their prayers.

Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Warp ikat, one panels , open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, dyed, and woven in, Timor, 2023. Size 200 x 113 cm / 78.5 x 44.5 in

With questions or for assistance, please contact, stating the product name and its SKU (listed under the price). Shipping is free, but customs duty and sales tax levied by the destination country will not be added. Any customs duty and sales tax will be payable by the customer. All sales are final and no returns will be accepted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

You may also like

Recently viewed