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Beti Naek (BU) Man's cloth wrap

This is an excellent example of a Biboki textile, featuring refined ikat work. Tis is a three panelled man's cloth, featuring a mak'aif motif based on a lozenge shape and embellished with hooks. As a 7 hook motif, this indicates that the cloth was intended for wear by a person of high status in the community.

Item Number TA0035
District TTU
People Atoni Meto
Year of Making unknown
Maker unknown
Materials Commercial thread and synthetic dyes
Technique Resist-dyed single warp ikat
Length x Width 184 cm x 89 cm