Pattern & Design
There are 3 (three) classical Tais pattern that still uses special pattern and can not be altered according to the tradition (pakem) in Ermera district.
TAIS KASE: commonly used in local ceremonies (weddings etc). Teens wear brighter Tais pattern for weddings, as for the elderly they wear darker colors.
TAIS LARHECHU: commonly used in funerals and usually darker in color.
TAIS FUTUS: commonly worn by teens for ceremonies in Ermera.
These three classical Tais has matching patterns for both male (Mane) andFemale (Feto).
For contemporary Tais, the pattern is order to made :
Tais Larhechu modern
Tais Modern free pattern (usually features animals, mythological gods, etc)
Tais modern with golden thread.