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Bobonaro

Bobonaro is located in the western part of Timor Leste next to Timor Indonesia. Bobonaro district capital is called Maliana and its 120 KM away from Dili and can be reached within 2 hours using a vehicle.

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HOW TO GET TO Bobonaro

Bobonaro is located in the western part of Timor Leste next to Timor Indonesia. Bobonaro district capital is called Maliana and its 120 KM away from Dili and can be reached within 2 hours using a vehicle.

Bobonaro

A group of Tais artisan in Bobonaro is located at Marobo and is called "Feto Buka Rasik" (Female look out on their own). Mrs. Milena de Santos acts as the leader and mrs. Margaritha Valentin Cardoso acts as secretary.They currently have 20 members.

 

Name of Group : FETO BUKA RASIK MAROBO
Group leader : Mrs Milena Dos Santos
  Mrs Margaritha Valentin Cardoso (Secretary)
Contact detail : +67077074987 and +670 75323407
Members : 20 people

 

Raw Material

Raw materials used in Marobo, Bobonaro are the combination of home grown cotton and store bought thread (12 colors). Coloring agents used are natural; from plants and leaves.

Pattern & Design

Classical Tais mane pattern in this region has special names such as: Sabu/hitam, Laralipa/garis, Apideng, Kadeleng, Manusaeng, Nabang.
Bodahto Tais mane-can only be made in Marobo- , and Megai.

"Tais Mane: This is Sica Lau's featured Tais worn by men at traditional ceremonies"

The Correlation between Tradition and Tais in Bobonaro

Classical Tais is closely tied with ceremonies such as weddings and funerals as it is used as medium of exchange,