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Betel Bags & Sahes

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AL13 full

al13 detail

Betel Bag - Aluk
Amarassi District
West Timor
Mid 20th C
6" X 4.75"
47 grams
cotton trade thread & galss beads

REF#AL13

BB153

 

Betel Bag
Amanuban District
West Timor
Mid 20th C
cotton trade thread & galss beads
7.25" X 7.5"
153 grams

REF#BB153

betel bag liner 55 grams

liner detail

Betel Bag Liner
Lelogama District
West Timor
Early 20th C
Dutch cotton trade thread
7" X 7.5"
54 grams

REF#AL54

AL69

 

Betel Bag Liner
Lelogama District
West Timor
Early 20th C
Dutch cotton trade thread, glass beads and horse hair trim.
7" X 8"
66 grams


The strap on this bag has been replaced and there is some light breakage in the beading on the bottom. Overall the artifact is in very good condition

REF#AL69

BB370tn

 

BB370 detail

Ceremonial Beaded Betel Bag
Oinlasi District - Amanatun
West Timor
9.25"  X 8" - 385 grams

This beaded betel bag has a sleeve of intricate beading over a cotton bag. The workmanship is outstanding and this style of bead-work is highly prized by local Timorese for the formal "adat" wear. This work is restricted to a small cluster of villages along the Amanuban / Amanatun border.

REF#BB370

BB75 naisa front

Betel Bag - Aluk
Highland Atoni People
Mollo - TTS
West Timor
8" X 8"
75 grams
mid to late 20th C

Kelim Weave

REF#BB75

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bb44

Betel Bag - Aluk
Highland Atoni People
Amanuban District
West Timor
8" X 7"
44 grams
mid to late 20th C

The pattern has been imparted into this textile by adding multi colored threads to the field during the weaving process. This time consuming technique is called "Buna".

REF#BB44

sumartan tn

Sumatran Beaded Betel Bag
Batak People - North Sumatra

glass trade beads and lontar plaiting
8" X 7 " X 1"
467 grams
early to mid 20th C

There is no significant breakage in the bead work of this betel bag

REF#BB467

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