Home » Weavings & Tools » Blankets/Throws » W1567 My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Additional Options Travels
Betel Nut Accessories-> (46)
Curios-> (102)
Fossils - Shells , Oids & Coral-> (75)
Grass Weaves & Bilum (21)
Kapok Pillow Doona Mattress-> (57)
Masks: Wood , Fossil Coral, Coco-> (61)
Pottery & Ceramics (4)
Sandalwood Incense Oil & Malas (18)
Statues-> (64)
Weavings & Tools-> (132)
  Alor/Roti (14)
  Betel Nut & Shoulder Bags (10)
  Blankets/Throws (30)
  East Timor (10)
  Sarongs/Tais (23)
  Sash/Ikat Pinggang (8)
  Scarves-> (26)
  Shawls/Table Runners (3)
  Weaving Tools - Looms Gins Dolli (8)
Zz Freight tables Oct 2014 and o (18)
What's New? more
M726 - Pair East Timor
M726 - Pair East Timor
Quick Find
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us
Printable Catalog
Gift Voucher FAQ

ZOLD - W1567 - Nikki Nikki TTS


This superb ikat has been sold.

Handwoven in the town of Nikki Nikki in central West Timor, TTS on a simple backstap loom using indigo dye on commercial cotton. A very clear ikat of a bold big handed monkey KODE motif, note the two pronged tail and the 'large ears'. Monkey spirits are said to be playful and lighten the heart of the perciever. 

This heartfelt bete naik or selimut or mens blanket is smooth to the touch and wraps around the shoulders and body like a glove. Or would sit equally well beneath plastic on a table as a cloth or hung from an ikat hangar.

It gets pretty cool in the central highlands of West Timor and the men usually have 2 blankets. One is tied around the waist along with a sash that secures the other blanket that is worn skirt or sarong fashion during the day and pulled around the shoulders as the chill of the night sets in.

108cm wide x 178cm long.

42.5" wide x 70" long.

France/UK/Spain/Rest of World=$29.75 to 750g/1lb7oz.

Asia/Pacific=$21.75 to 750g

Australia=$11- to $16- to 2kg.  

You are welcome to combine shipping.Insurance or registered additional.  

Timorese Textiles are a tradition in their own right. No two weavings are the same as the weaver is not allowed to weave the same "story" twice. Motifs and construction vary from area to area often changing every 2-3km. Woven on a simple backstrap loom using 3 techniques. IKAT meaning to tie and denotes the pieces where the warp thread is tied off to produce the motif or pattern and dyed. LOTIS is supplementary weft weaving where the weft threads are "pulled" through to create a "negative" image on the reverse side. BUNA is where embroidery thread is wrapped into the weft to decorate the weaving. Commercial thread is smoother and thinner than handspun cotton. An amazing reference book has been compiled by Ruth Yeager and Mark Jacobson : Textiles of West Timor ISBN;974-4800-01-1 A worthy and worthwhile treatise.

   Login Here
E-Mail address:
Manufacturer Info
TTS Homepage
Other products
Notifications more
NotificationsNotify me of updates to ZOLD - W1567 - Nikki Nikki TTS
Reviews more
Write ReviewWrite a review on this product!