3 Hand Carved Bamboo Rulers Decoration Genuine Tribal Fun Gecko Motif West Timor


Wood Hand carved Horse Young Carver Statue Tribal Artefact West Timor


C1486 – I sometimes say to the carvers and artists to vary their work so that they don’t get bored. And I really enjoy seeing what they come up with. In this case I was presented with rulers…this is what they make for their kids to take to school especially in a tight budget rather than purchasing factory made ones. How cool is that. Add a bit of totemic figures for fun and they have a great feel to them as well.

27cm / 10.5″ long

100g / 3.5oz

If you wish to gather multiple treasures, and International buyers are welcome, this website and shop cart should allow for it. If not I will contact you to find the most economical way to send your treasures to you.

International clients are welcome. Aus Post has returned the international 250gr small parcel. This is great news. YAY! A true shame that they have not done so for domestic.

I am Julie and have been collecting Timorese Treasures in the field since 1990 when I won a prize for overseas travel in a pub in Darwin [true]. I had no idea at the time that I had stumbled upon an Aladdin’s cave of authentic traditional tribal textiles and treasures. I have been returning annually ever since [well most years] and been witness to many changes across the last 3 decades. Who knows when we will be able to travel there again to obtain such treasures?

NOTE: We use recycled packaging

Clearly none of us are sure what will happen post COVID, but I do know that the villagers, carvers and weavers up in the mountains will be grateful when some outside dollars comes into their informal/circular economy. Therefore every purchase you choose to make with me will benefit the Atoni [people of West Timor] as soon as I can get back there.

I distribute reading glasses and nutritious food seeds as the soil in the western half of Timor is very poor and water a precious resource. Please contact me if you wish to contribute.

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Weight 0.28 kg


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