Traditional Village of Takpala in Alor Island, East Nusatenggara

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The traditional dance, Lego-lego, is performed by about 20 Abui people who join hands in a circular. They performed the dance by moving around three composite stones called mesbah (altar)—a sacred stone for the people in Alor. The dancers wear traditional clothing; they also wear a brass bracelet with a jingling sound on their ankles.

The traditional dance, Lego-lego, is performed by about 20 Abui people who join hands in a circular. They performed the dance by moving around three composite stones called mesbah (altar)—a sacred stone for the people in Alor. The dancers wear traditional clothing; they also wear a brass bracelet with a jingling sound on their ankles.

Tarina is one of interesting dancing attractions one can enjoy while visiting the traditional village of Takpala. Paying attention to their moves and hearing the solemn chant of the traditional song, one may be amazed and moved.

Tarina is one of interesting dancing attractions one can enjoy while visiting the traditional village of Takpala. Paying attention to their moves and hearing the solemn chant of the traditional song, one may be amazed and moved.

A group of Abui men are posing wearing traditional clothing equipped with the instruments for a dance performance. A gong and a brass drum called moko are significant music instruments to accompany the traditional rhyme in a dance performance.

A group of Abui men are posing wearing traditional clothing equipped with the instruments for a dance performance. A gong and a brass drum called moko are significant music instruments to accompany the traditional rhyme in a dance performance.

Here is lines of traditional woven fabrics from Takpala Village which are various in colors and motifs. The fabric is made from cotton thread and natural dyes; it usually takes more than 1 month long to produce or weave a single fabric. The price might be a little expensive but this beautifully woven fabric is worth that cost.

Here is lines of traditional woven fabrics from Takpala Village which are various in colors and motifs. The fabric is made from cotton thread and natural dyes; it usually takes more than 1 month long to produce or weave a single fabric. The price might be a little expensive but this beautifully woven fabric is worth that cost.

The Abui people are posing in front of a traditional house. In Takpala Village, there are dozens of fine pyramid-roofed traditional houses of this kind called lopo. The traditional house looks so simple yet beautiful. There are two kinds of lopo, namely kolwat and kanuruat. Kolwat is a house open for public; anyone can enter the house including children and women. Meanwhile, kanuruat is only accessible for certain people.

The Abui people are posing in front of a traditional house. In Takpala Village, there are dozens of fine pyramid-roofed traditional houses of this kind called lopo. The traditional house looks so simple yet beautiful. There are two kinds of lopo, namely kolwat and kanuruat. Kolwat is a house open for public; anyone can enter the house including children and women. Meanwhile, kanuruat is only accessible for certain people.

The wooden carving as a souvenir made by the local of Takpala; it is identically carved as the real Takpala man. This kind of wooden statue costs (starting from) IDR100,000.

The wooden carving as a souvenir made by the local of Takpala; it is identically carved as the real Takpala man. This kind of wooden statue costs (starting from) IDR100,000.

Here is a nice snapshot of a warlord of Abuy. He looks quite fierce, but apparently he is a hospitable person.

Here is a nice snapshot of a warlord of Abuy. He looks quite fierce, but apparently he is a hospitable person.


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