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

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

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.

A Mumuli ear ornament or pendant worn from the Sumba Island, Nusa Tenggara Timur province

“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.

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) century. The distinctive ornaments known as mamuli play an essential role in the elaborate ceremonial gift exchanges practiced on important occasions by the.

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 House

A look at the design process from Elora Hardy, John Hardy and the Ibuku team during the creation of the Suma House at Bambu Indah, Bali.

Sumbanese village with traditional Marapu roofed house made of Alang grass.

Sumbanese village with traditional Marapu roofed house made of Alang grass, Indonesia

tomb ,Sumba village -photo Jean Stewart

tomb ,Sumba village -photo Jean Stewart

Megalithic stones leave a dramatic impact on the landscape of Sumba, Indonesia

Megalithic stones leave a dramatic impact on the landscape of Sumba, Indonesia

Old Carved stone from the island of Sumba, Indonesia. Placed on a high pillar, protecting the offering from the monkeys. Comes on a custom metal base. In stock in NY.

Old Carved stone from the island of Sumba, Indonesia. Placed on a high pillar, protecting the offering from the monkeys. Comes on a custom metal base.

tomb with running horse, Sumba village,-photo Jean Stewart

tomb with running horse, Sumba village,-photo Jean Stewart

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