My Story

Hi, I’m Julie. Based in the northern rivers Australia I have been making annual field trips into West Timor since 1990 gathering treasures. Each piece I bring out tells its own story, a history rich with depth and meaning intrinsically woven into their craft.
Are you looking for truly authentic, fairly traded, traditional handcrafts from Timor? Here at Timor Treasures, we offer you unique authentic carvings, fossils and hand woven ikat textiles that are so hard to find in our modern world. Within this site you will find a people and their craft so heartfelt and original that both collectors and the curious alike are impressed.
Take a journey through timeless Timor where you can select from an amazing collection of Masks and ogle at the extensive array of Betel Nut and Lime Powder containers hand made of bamboo, wood, gourd, coconut, fossil coral, buffalo horn & bone scrimshaw. We also have Curios new and old that will make your jaw drop in wonder that such items are available and still being made today by craftsmen skilled in the old ways.
Wooden Ancestor figures and totemic guardian spirit Statues, totems, fetishes, charms, talismans, along with high quality Sandalwood Oil and Incense. Timorese Handwoven Ikat weaving is in a class of its own. Every textile is unique, telling its own story and represents a signature piece by the weaver. Here you will also find Fossils from 300MYO Permian and 6-10MYO Miocene fossil beds.
Here also is an opportunity to create your own Naturally Organic Kapok bedding system. I am pleased to offer Heavenly Head Pillows, Devine Doona’s, Marvelous Mattresses, Massage Mats, Small Dog / Puppy and Cat cushions, Crescent Zafu/Breast Feeding Cushions. You can go to for all your kapok needs.
Use the categories on the right, below or from the drop down at SHOP ALL on the top bar to find your treasure, all have sub-categories.
I will be adding treasures as my boxes reveal them again to me.
I source and pay artists directly and have a good working relationship with the creators of these original handicrafts. You are welcome to contact me direct at  ph/sms 0011 61 428393412 or 0428393412.
Payment options and instructions are in check-out. You can choose from PayID = EFT, Paypal where you can use your credit card or contact me directly for cheque/money order info.
We use Australia Post and to give you an indication: minimum postage for weights under 500gr = $15 and maximum cost for weights under 21kgs = $50. Prices allow for packaging and handling.
If you are purchasing multiple items the cart will adjust the postage.

If I am unable to pack multiple items in the one parcel because of weight, shape or size we may need to do a freight adjustment in which case I will get in touch with you.
I am happy to combine purchases to maximize your shipping.
International clients I will seek the most economical way to get your treasures to you. You are also welcome to use your own carrier.
Join me in a journey through timeless Timor Treasures


Find Your Treasure

Baskets Pottery Ceramics

Betel Nut Containers & Accessories


Fossils, Rock Faces, Fossil Coral & Red Coral

Masks & Maskettes

Rock Faces & Families

Sandalwood Oil, Powder, Cones & Gum Resin Incense Kits

Statues & Statuettes

Toys Games Spinners & Puppets

Weavings & Tools