The motif on this textile is called teke refers to a gecko. The gecko, along with the frog and crocodile, are all representations of the ancestor. It is said if you hear a gecko call out it is acknowledging that what is being spoken is correct or true according to the ancestor.
Beit ana is a shoulder scarf worn by women as part of ceremonial dress. Bands of ikat patterning or alternating stripes of color may be woven into the textile The Bobotin weavers are masters of the red dye technique taking months to reach the depth of color represented in their work.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth. Floating warp patterning, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Dyed, and woven in Malaka, Timor, 2019. Size 178 x 27 cm / 70 x 10.5 in
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