croc tais

Tais motifs often combine human and animal features. Popular motifs include the gecko, horse, Timorese stilt house and crocodile, the basis of Timor’s creation myth.

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    • Hi Peter, I’m sorry I don’t know where this particular tais was made or in which time period. I photographed it hanging in the Xanana Reading Room in Dili. You could contact them for more information. Timor Aid also do great work supporting tais weaving in Timor Leste and would be worth talking to as well. Best wishes. Pip

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