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Betel Bags

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Betel Bag
Late 20th C
Buna - Discontinuous Supplementary Weft
Highland Atoni People
Niki NIki Village
Amanuban District
6.75" X 7.5"
56 grams

 

REF#AL052

 

100 grams 6.5x7.5 mollo

Betel Bag - Aluk
Highland Atoni People
Mollo - TTS
West Timor
6.5" X 7.5"
101 grams
mid to late 20th C

Ceremonial betel bag with Kilim weave on bag and strap. Lined with plain cotton sleeve that is clean but lightly stained. The overall condition is excellent - there is a little bit of bleed on the turquoise blue threads on the strap.

REF#BB101

betel bag nessam 130

Betel Bag
Insana District
West Timor
15" X 6.75" body of hand spun indigo field
10.5" wound fringe
Mid to Late 20th C

The body of this solid, hand spun indigo betel bag is embellished with buna motif "kaif". Both the buna and the fringes are executed in cotton trade thread.

REF#BB130

mollo 164

Ceremonial Aluk
Mollo District - TTS Timor
7.5" X 7.5"
165 grams
Kilim weave with cotton trade cloth liner
Mid to Late 20th C

REF#BB165

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

meo lime container

 

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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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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

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betel bag 042

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Meo Betel Bag #42
Early 20th C
Dutch trade thread,glass and amber beads,bronze bell
Kilim Weave
Motif Kaif
6" X 6"
110 grams
SOLD

 

Detail of Kilim weave strap>

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