West Timor has an enormous variety of handmade textiles with styles varying between each region.
Floating weave or Songket
This style of weaving is called songket or floating weave, it is done on a backstrap loom that sits on the ground. Setting up the loom with the warp thread takes time and skill as one wrong thread will cause a fault throughout the entire piece. One piece of cloth takes about 3-4 weeks to complete.