Beti Naek (BU) Man's cloth wrap
This textile is from Makelab, Taiboko, Oecusse. It is a 2-panel cloth, hand-stitched together with a central seam. The ikat on the two panels differ - one features large and small crocodile reptilian motifs. The crocodile is an ancestral 'bei' or grandfather 'avo' figure. These motifs are done in ikat resist-dyed technique with natural dyes made from Indigofera sp. plants. The second panel also features human 'atoni' figures and chicken 'manu' figures. It has an untwisted fringe.
|Year of Making||unknown|
|Materials||Handspun cotton and natural dyes|
|Technique||Resist-dyed single warp ikat; handwoven on a backstrap loom|
|Length x Width||205 cm x 82 cm|