The textiles of Miomafo district in Timor are renowned for their rich indigo and intricate ikat. This shoulder cloth, called a beit ana, is traditionally used by women for ceremonies and special occasions.
Its striking motif, known as manu, represents a chicken, which are vitally important in local ceremonies and rituals. With its rich indigo and exceptional precision, a piece such as this would take up to three months to make.
At almost two metres long, it would work wonderfully as a table runner or worn as a scarf.
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, 2021. Size 180 x 19 cm / 71 x 7.5 in
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