mantle; selimut

Man's mantle or selimut. The central panel is decorated with an all over pattern of 'flying bird' motifs in morinda and beige with small areas of pale blue contained within red lozenges. Two outer multi-coloured striped panels have machine thread and chemical dyes, some single sotis stripes within. Looped stitching as reinforcement along warp edges. Warp ends twined. 121 x 200cm. Niki Niki, West Timor, Indonesia. (AF1) This type of structure is found mainly in Amanabun and Amanatun, Atoni kingdoms in West Timor. See Ruth M. Yeager and Mark Ivan Jacobson 1996: Traditional Textiles of West Timor.

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