This indigo dyed ikat textile would be beautiful as a table runner or can be worn as a scarf. The textiles of Miomafo area in West Timor are known for their indigo work with intricate ikat. A textile of this size is called a beit ana and traditionally is used as a shoulder cloth by women for ceremonies and special occasions. The motif on this textile is called atoni ahaket is a standing symbol of the male and female ancestor who is called upon to help with ceremonies related to agriculture, lifecycle ceremonies and building or renewing traditional houses. A textile such as this would take up to 3 months to make. Threads of Life works to sustain all traditional weaving and natural dye techniques made by generations gone before while maintaining healthy ecosystems.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth. Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Ikat tied, woven and dyed in Miomafo, Timor, 2023. Size 232 x 21 cm / 91.5 x 8.5 in
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