Record metadata:

Type Cultural Object (2014 Definition)
TitleIIc 6404
KeywordsBird deflector OR template for textiles
DescriptionSee IIc 6399
Creator of ObjectPresumed Makasae people
Date CreatedPre August 1935
Place CreatedBaguia Sub-district, Baucau District, Timor-Leste
Object TypeDomestic object
DimensionsVariable dimensions
Use status in 2014Not used
MaterialSticks and hand spun cotton
TechniqueHand spun and hand wound
Institution/Holder: objectMuseum der Kulturen Basel
CollectorDr Alfred B├╝hler
Date CollectedAugust 1935
Place CollectedBaguia sub-district, Baucau District, Timor-Leste
File CopyrightMuseum der Kulturen Basel. Photograph taken by Joanna Barrkman, 2014
MKB/Buehler object titleFadenkreuz, G kabas ael, ahle lilibakka, M
NotesThere was confusion about the use of this object. In public viewings no one offered comment generally saying they did not recognise this object. However master weaver, Sra Merlinda da Silva, Alawa Kraik, was confident of its use as a a banate to make tablecloths, whilst Sr Gregorius de Oliviera, Alawa Kraik, was confident of its use as a lilate, to scare birds in the fields. Both explanations are plausible.
Production status in 2014Not made
Timorese Language Term/sLilate, M OR Banate, biti biti banate for table cloth

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