Old Tall Long Body Authentic Articulated Puppet Tribal Toy Fetish West Timor


Old Tall Long Body Articulated Puppet Tribal Toy Fetish West Timor


C1600 – Offering this genuinely old fetish puppet doll. 6 piece articulated with hand-rolled nylon string.

Created as a means to convey stories of ancestors to children because there is still a strong animist side running through the veins of Timor.

Unique / Hand-carved / One of a kind / Authentic works of art.

Created in the highlands of West Timor C1980’s.

35cm x 13.5″ long.

175g / 6.1oz

If you wish to gather multiple treasures 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.

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.

NOTE: We use recycled packaging and have to cover ebay’s fees as they include postage/freight costs in their final fee [16%] [go figure!]

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.

Additional information

Weight 0.175 kg


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