S325 – An elegant representation of a typical daytime resting house of the highland Atoni – West Timorese people.
Locally called LOPO these huts are used to store food, grains, textiles, carvings and other house hold wealth in the false roofs as the sliding door entry allows itself to be locked, as opposed to the houses which are rarely locked and or easy to break into.
Hand carved with Traditional Timorese Kaif and accompanying zig zag motif adorning the base.
Red cedarwood/kayu merah
22cm tall x 5cm dia
8.5″ tall x 2″ dia
165g / 5.8oz
You are welcome to combine items to maximise your postage costs, the shopping cart will adjust itself to accommodate your treasures and find the most economical rate. We will advise if any adjustments are necessary.
International buyers are welcome. Aus Post has returned the international 250gr parcel. This is great news as it is more economical to post small packets internationally now. 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. Read more about Timor and I in THE BIGGER PICTURE.
NOTE: We use recycled packaging.