Ceremonial Dress and Ancestral Heirlooms

Traditional costume
Traditional costume from the region of Maubara, Timor Leste.
Image: Berta Santos
Source: Berta Santos

Traditional costumes, jewellery and accessories are worn at ceremonies and other special occasions. The religious accessories on display in the exhibition are worn for the celebration of Loron Matebian. Ancestral heirlooms maintain a connection between people and their departed family members.

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Traditional costume. Hand-woven tobacco or cigarette holder Hand-woven men’s bag Silver filigree and sandalwood rosary beads Traditional East Timorese jewellery Sandalwood fan