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.
|Year of Making||unknown|
|Materials||Handspun cotton and natural dyes|
|Technique||Sotis, continuous supplementary weft weave.|
|Length x Width||83 cm x 53 cm|