W1579 – Old Nusa Betel Nut Bag


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This men’s betel nut bag or ALUK as it is called by the local Atoni Timorese has been handwoven on a simple backstrap loom using commercial trade thread. From the village of Nusa in the central highlands of West Timor.

The entire body of the bag has been created by the weaver in a technique commonly known as Buna in which she has wrapped the thread around the warp as she is weaving to create a KAIF motif which tells of the her clan and totemic guardian spirits. Then created the handle from red fabric cross stitched with which she has lined the mouth of the ALUK.


20cm  x  18cm

8″  x  7″

107cm / 42″ handle.

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For more information about Betel nut and its place in Timorese society please go to Julies site www.timortreasures.com/julie or clik link under paypal sign on the left top of home page and look under Culture in Timor.


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