Dolls Dice Spinning Tops & Games

Like us all the Timorese find time in their days for a little fun. Gassing and spinning tops are a favourite game played from the dirt tracks in the kampong to the smooth tiled verandahs of the city. Handcarved from wood.

Oware is a game played the world over under various names such as Pandi . These games have been handcarved from a single piece of wood then decorated to create their uniqueness.

Dice also play an important role in Timorese gambling in the villages. Called Main Judi it has now been banned in order to stem the losses that some Atoni were racking up.

Puppet Dolls serve both as fertility fetish idols as well as play toys for both children and adults in the form of theatre.