Man’s Cloth (Beti Naek)

The interlocked geometric motif flanked by borders of warp stripes is typical design from West Timor.

Title: Man’s Cloth (Beti Naek)

Artist: Unknown

Creation Date: Mid-20th century

Geography: Indonesia, West Timor, Miomafo

Culture: Atoni

Medium: Cotton, natural dyes

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

Dimensions: 120 x 216 cm (47 1/4 x 85 in)

Classification: Costumes; principal attire (lower body)

Credit Line: Gift of Helena Hernmarck in memory of Mary Kahlenberg, 2022

Object ID Number: 2022.12.KT670