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Bet naek (BU) Man's cloth wrap

This cloth is from Taiboko, Nitibe, Oecusse. The motif is know as 'mak'aib/kaif'. There is also a 'pausbola' motif, which represents interdependence between community members. "Pasubola' literally means leather belt for Meo warriors in Oecusse. The textile is used on traditional occasions.

Item Number TA0056
District Oecusse
People Atoni Meto
Year of Making unknown
Maker unknown
Materials Handspun cotton and natural dyes
Technique Resist-dyed single-warp ikat; woven on a back-strap loom
Length x Width 203 cm x 88 cm