FOSSIL hunting has become part of my Timor focus and I have found several locations for ammonites,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. I am making my way through the fossils, slowly, please contact me if you have any queries.
We have restocked our Grade 1 Kapok fibre and have a huge range of kapok products as well 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. Masks, statues, betel nut containers and truly traditional tribal handcraft....can be found by browsing the categories to the left. Call me Julie Emery 0011 61 7 54491498 or email any questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 132 Sudholz rd, Verrierdale 4562 Qld. 07 5449 1498. Blessings and thanks from Julie and Delphi.
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 late in the afternoon having gone in to pay our respects after the death of the King Ama Usif Benu. We walked out along the river bed, as the sun was setting with miles to go, in the company of 2 Botinese traders. Simon ran off to get his son and a friend to get us out of there and back to the large regional town of SoE, ...that is when I found out just how amazing the OJEK riders (motorcycle taxis) are....forging along river beds, up hillsides rife with landslides, adhering to 10cm wide goat tracks all on scooters of 100cc or less...these guys should have a doco made about them!.