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Scarves Shoulder Cloths "Selendang" & Sashes
Scarves - bete ane - selendang are worn over the shoulder as part of the formal regalia, to gift to a visiting dignitary and as part of the dowry exchange.
BOT140

BOT140tn det

 

Ceremonial Shoulder Cloth
Boti Village - Amanuban District
West Timor
9 - 9.75" X 40" - 140 grams

Hand spun indigenous cotton - natural dyes

Double headed crocodile / ancestor motif executed in hand spun cotton using the lotis / sotis, float weave technique.

REF#SBOT140

 

 

 

boti 213

boti 213 det

 

Ceremonial Shoulder Cloth
Boti Village - Amanuban District
West Timor
13.25- 14.25" X 46" 213 grams
Hand spun indigenous cotton - natural dyes

REF#SBOT213

 

boti 6x58 128gr

boti sash detail

Ceremonial Sash
hand spun indigenous cotton - natural dyes
Boti Village - Amanuban District
West Timor
6" X 57" - 127 grams

REF#BOT127

boti 321 gr

detail boti 321 tn

Motif of the Royal House of Boti
Hand spun cotton lotus panel with natural dyes
late 20th C
Boti Village
12.75" x 75" - 321 grams
This textile is from the royal house of Boti - the only remaining practicing animist village in Timor and one of the very few in Indonesia.
REF#RRV04

boti 213

boti 213 det

Ceremonial Shoulder Cloth
Boti Village - Amanuban District
West Timor
13.25- 14.25" X 46" 213 grams
Hand spun indigenous cotton - natural dyes

REF#BOT213

boti 303 gr full

boti 303gr det

Ceremonial Shoulder Cloth
Boti Village
Amanuban District - West Timor
12.75" X 66" - 303 grams
Hand spun indigenous cotton
Natural vegetable dyes
Motif Kaif
late 20th C
REF#RVV05

boti 324

boti 324 det

Lotus Panel bu Teu Bene
Boti Village
Amanuban District - West Timor
Hand spun indigenous cotton
Motif Cecak
Natural vegetable dyes
12.5" X 80"

REF#BO324

boti 229

detail babCeremonial Shoulder Cloth
Boti Village
Amanuban District - West Timor
12" X 59"
229 grams
Hand spun indigenous cotton
Natural vegetable dyes
Late 20th C

The motif is called  "lotis Babhise" - centipede, which can only be used by women from the royal inner circle

REF#BO229

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