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The construction of a ‘high hat’ roof of a traditional house in Tarung, Sumba. (The Traditional Architecture of Indonesia)

The construction of a ‘high hat’ roof of a traditional house in Tarung, Sumba. (The Traditional Architecture of Indonesia)

Indonesia ~ East Sumba | Granulated earrings or pendants (mamuli); gold | 18th - 19th century || Source: 'Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago', page 132

Indonesia ~ East Sumba | Granulated earrings or pendants (mamuli); gold | 18th - 19th century || Source: 'Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago', page 132

Indonesia ~ Small Sunda Island region | A Mumuli ear ornament or pendant worn from the Sumba Island, Nusa Tenggara Timur province | ca. late 19th to 20th century | gold | These types of ornaments were often included in the gifts given to the bride by the groom’s family and were only worn at special occasions.  Mumuli’s are usually diamond in shape, are usually ornately decorated, this one shows a bird standing in a boat.

Indonesia ~ Small Sunda Island region | A Mumuli ear ornament or pendant worn from the Sumba Island, Nusa Tenggara Timur province | ca. late 19th to 20th century | gold | These types of ornaments were often included in the gifts given to the bride by the groom’s family and were only worn at special occasions. Mumuli’s are usually diamond in shape, are usually ornately decorated, this one shows a bird standing in a boat.

Traditional Sumba House

Traditional Sumba House

Megalithic village in Sumba, Indonesia

Megalithic village in Sumba, Indonesia

“This is the famous resort in Sumba-- also in the world: Nihiwatu Resort. It's a five star eco-retreat, absorbing Sumbanese culture. It's also well-known…”

“This is the famous resort in Sumba-- also in the world: Nihiwatu Resort. It's a five star eco-retreat, absorbing Sumbanese culture. It's also well-known…”

Ear Ornament or Pendant (Mamuli), Date: 19th century Geography: Indonesia, Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Culture: Sumba Island, Medium: Gold.-'Golden objects signify wealth and divine favor. Kept among the sacred relics housed in the treasuries of Sumbanese clans, mamuli serve, in part, to maintain contact with powerful ancestors and spirits.'

Ear Ornament or Pendant (Mamuli), Date: 19th century Geography: Indonesia, Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Culture: Sumba Island, Medium: Gold.-'Golden objects signify wealth and divine favor. Kept among the sacred relics housed in the treasuries of Sumbanese clans, mamuli serve, in part, to maintain contact with powerful ancestors and spirits.'

Sumba House

Sumba House

Indonesia - Sumba Islands | Five Mamulis; 14 or 18kt gold. ca. 1900. | Est. 2'800 - 4'500€ per mumuli ~ (Feb '14)

Indonesia - Sumba Islands | Five Mamulis; 14 or 18kt gold. ca. 1900. | Est. 2'800 - 4'500€ per mumuli ~ (Feb '14)

Sumba, Indonesia (British Museum)

Sumba, Indonesia (British Museum)

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