Woven textiles are prolific in west Timor although the eastern side also produces ikat sarongs. As in other parts of Indonesia, traditional Timor textiles are woven by women using back-strap or back-tension looms. The object on display is the wooden back support which is curved to the weaver’s body. Tension of the warp threads is controlled by the degree of pressure the weaver exerts on the support as she leans backward and forward. This wooden support, with rooster heads at both ends, exudes simple elegance and beauty.