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Beti Bose (BU) Man's cloth wrap

This textile is possibly from Taiboko, Naimeco or Oesile in Oecusse. The uncut warp indicates that the cloth was unused. Possilbly it was intended to form a panel of a larger man's cloth. Routinely, cloths were stored by people in Oecusse as uncut cloths, however, usually already stitched together. The cloth is a form of wealth, used for exchange at the time of birth,wedding and death.

Item Number TA0060
District Oecusse
People Atoni Meto
Year of Making unknown
Maker unknown
Materials Handspun cotton and natural dyes
Technique Sotis, continuous supplementary weft weave.
Length x Width 83 cm x 53 cm