betel nut
bone - horn carving
fabric hangers
fossils and stone
large objects

scrimshaw on bone

shiny things
traditional tribal
tribal fetish shamanistic
shipping - returns
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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. For a full set of high resolution j pegs of any piece e mail cultural treasures
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Shoulder cloth
Niki Niki area
Amanuban District
West Timor
Motif Kaif
15" - 17" X 76"
Commercial Cotton trade thread
combination of natural indigo and chemical dyes
Late 20th C
232 grams


amanuban nau kae

nau kae detail

Ceremonial Shoulder cloth
Motif Nau Kae - Ibu Abanat
Amanuban District - West Timor
10.25" - 11.5" X 57"
149 grams - late 20th C

The motif "nau kae" belongs to the Abanat clan, a branch of West Timorese nobility. The ikat is tight and crisp throughout, the hand spun indigenous cotton extraordinarily fine and the color saturation is deep and rich.



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Shoulder Cloth
Amanuban District
Motif Bessi, Kolo, Atoni. patola star and fish
Indigo Dye on cotton trade thread
17- 18.5" X 56.5"
206 grams





Niki Niki Village
Amanuban District West Timor
12.5" - 14.25" X 56" - 173 grams
Cotton trade thread and aniline dyes

A vintage shoulder cloth with motif "kaif". The ikat on this textile is extremely tight and clear,  The condition is excellent, no rips stains or tears.



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Shoulder cloth
Biboki Kingdom
Hand spun indigenous cotton
Natural dyes

12.75" - 14.25 " X 52.5" - 228 grams

A beautifully executed three color ikat with natural dyes. The green highlights are made from a fermented bean and called "drunken jungle peanut green" - Hijau Kacang Mabuk.


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