Man’s Cloth (Beti)

This cloth is used as a waist wrap (beti) for men in Timor. It is composed of two woven panels that are joined together, creating a large indigo-dyed center field, bordered with ikat and warp stripes.

Title: Man’s Cloth (Beti)

Artist: Unknown

Creation Date: Mid-20th century

Geography: Indonesia, West Timor

Medium: Cotton

Technique: Plain weave, tie-resist dyed warp (warp ikat)

Dimensions: 118 x 196 cm (46 1/2 x 77 1/8 in)

Classification: Costumes; principal attire (lower body)

Credit Line: Gift of Connie Strayer, 2022

Object ID Number: 2022.14.KT761