Nok on mae - Greetings fellow travellers.
2012-2013 update: Timor Treasures is away from Dec 6th to Jan 28th. We are going to check on progress of the kapok project, gather some more treasures and improve our language skills while we are there with an in-country language course. We will have intermittent access to internet and you are welcome to send your inquiries and orders as we have a small team back in Australia willing to do their best to send our treasures to you over this Christmas season. We wish you all the best for the New Year and look forward to fufilling your orders. Blessings Julie and Delphi
2011 was the year I went FOSSIL hunting and found several locations for ammonites and experienced different types of fossicking fun...and heard a story about bombs that fell in the war not going off when they fell within 2kms of AMMONITES or MUMMIES....so I set off in search of Mummies too. I found neither bombs nor mummies but it did provide a whole heap of entertainment. Keep a look out for ammonite fossil examples which I will post as I identify them.
We have restocked our Grade 1 Kapok fibre and have a huge range to choose from - See under KAPOK in the category listings to the left.
Timor Treasures has an extensive selection of ikat weaving textiles to buy. Scarves, Blankets, Sarongs. Each one unique. All handwoven on a simple backstrap loom and often using natural dyes such as indigo and handspun cotton. Truly traditional.
The UME MANEKAN Orphanage gratefully receives our donations. Anything you can spare, large or small is put to Very good use by Pak Christian and his dedicated team. The benefits to the children in their care is clear. Reading glasses and vegetable seeds are also in great need and you can be assured that they are given directly to the receipents. Donations can be sent to Lot 9 Espin rd, Bli Bli 4560 Qld. Blessings and thanks from Julie.
And at the other end of the scale is these OJEK riders were having a free dress day. These tireless fellows ferry villagers to and from their Kampongs to the buses that run the Trans the Timor Highway, that runs like ribs along spine of the island, down the often treacherous and usually eroded and heavily potholed roads.
My Canadian compatriot Aja and I left the animist village of Boti having gone in to pay our respects after the death of the King Ama Usif Benu. We left late in the afternoon and walked out along the river bed with 2 Botinese traders as the sun was setting with miles to go...That is when I found out just how amazing the OJEK riders (motorcycle taxis) are....river beds, landslides, goat tracks all on scooters...these guys should have a doco made about them.
Blessings and keep well.