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.
|Year of Making||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|