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 Post subject: West Timor Hinggi
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:57 am 

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Thought I'd post up a couple of pictures of a Soe district ikat hinggi wrap that I aquired in the early 1990's in Kupang NTT. It measures 194 cm x 82 cm and in very good condition , using all handspun thread and natural dyes as far as I can see. Would welcome any comments regarding the motif & more accurate origin. Sorry about the dodgy quality of pictures...I'm a novice at this, and the camera's not that great either ! Thanks - Steven.

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 Post subject: Re: West Timor Hinggi
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:01 pm 

Joined: Sat May 09, 2009 1:01 am
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Location: Japan
Steven, Here again the center seems to be hand spun and natural but the stripes are probably pre-dyed commercal thread. By the way, the word HINGGI is used for male textiles in Sumba but not used in Timor. This piece would probably be called a BETI FUTUS with futus meaning IKAT and beti meaning a man's cloth in the Dawan language.

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