'Nok on' mae' Greetings, whats news?
April 2014 update:KAPOK fiber and mattresses have arrived ahead of schedule. We are using a new technique to 'blow' our kapok pillows now and I am sure you will all be really pleased with the results.
See under KAPOK in the category listings to the left for our other kapok products.
Timor Treasures has an extensive selection of ikat weaving textiles suitable everyone and collectors and museums will find a range unequaled elsewhere on the internet. 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.
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 if they fell within 2kms of AMMONITES or MUMMIES....so I set off in search of Mummies too. I did not find mummies but did find fossils and a whole heap of entertainment. I am making my way through the fossils, slowly, please contact me if you have any queries.
You are welcome to phone me, Julie Emery, on 0011 61 7 54491498 or email any questions.
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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 recipients. Donations can be sent to 132 Sudholz rd, Verrierdale 4562 Qld. 07 5449 1498. Blessings and thanks from Julie and Delphi.
Timor is a land of contrast which could not be shown more clearly than by these OJEK riders who were having a free dress day. These tireless fellows ferry villagers and goods to and from their kampungs from the Trans the Timor Highway that runs like a twisted spine along the mountainous center of the island. The roads they traverse are like the ribs off the spine that carry hum of daily life in Timor are often treacherous and usually eroded and heavily potholed roads (and we are not even talking about wet season travel here).
My Canadian compatriot Aja and I left the animist village of Boti late one afternoon having gone in to pay our respects to the family after the death of the King Ama Usif Benu. We were walking out along the river bed, as the sun was setting with miles to go, in the company of 2 Botinese traders. It was clear after a few kilometers we were not going to make the main road before pitch dark so Pak Simon ran off up a side track and enlisted his son and a friend to get us to the main road to catch a night bus, ...that is when I found out just how amazing the OJEK riders (motorcycle taxis) are....forging along boulder strewn river beds, up steep hillsides rife with landslides, adhering to 10cm wide goat tracks all on scooters of 100cc or less...these guys are a doco waiting to be made!.