Outstanding Weaving from Biboki in the North East corner of West Timor
Two Ikat woven bands with superb Escher-like geometric patterns are seen - where it is impossible to distinguish between the figure and the ground.
The top and the lower edges of the textile have been decorated with exquisite motifs created with a supplementary weft that is characteristic of the weaving in this region.
Folded over and hand stitched to form a tube and worn at the level of the underarms.
Superb textile overall.
46 inches x 23 inches (folded over)
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.