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Old 08-26-2012, 07:11 PM   #44
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29 June 2012
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Around Soe, Timor

There's a bunch of traditional villages around Soe. Each one of them "famous" for their own thing. One of them was supposedly the last headhunters of Timor. Fierce, ever victorious warriors, That was 50+ years ago though and now they just look kinda sad and squalid.
Instead of making traditional clothes for themselves now they sell them to tourists and for that price can buy 10 sets of modern Chinese made clothes.

Still, there were some interesting aspects.


At each village you should give a gift of betel nut, pepper, and lime to the head honcho. Cash donation still required as well though.


A good reminder to wear a seatbelt


Small town store.


A traditional hut. People still live in these, prefer them to more modern dwellings.


The king. No really, that's his title.


The king's homies.


Processing corn. Separating the kernel from the husk. Pretty interesting to watch actually.


Wild cotton.


Cotton made in to yarn.


In one spot you can see wild cotton turned in to yarn for clothes. The first person runs it through some rollers that take out the hard bits. The second thwap thwaps it with a bow to make it all puffy, then the third stretches it out and rolls it on to a spindle. Pay attention, you made need these skills after the (probably Zombie) apocalypse.


In one spot you can see wild cotton turned in to yarn for clothes. The first person runs it through some rollers that take out the hard bits. The second thwap thwaps it with a bow to make it all puffy, then the third stretches it out and rolls it on to a spindle. Pay attention, you made need these skills after the (probably Zombie) apocalypse.


In one spot you can see wild cotton turned in to yarn for clothes. The first person runs it through some rollers that take out the hard bits. The second thwap thwaps it with a bow to make it all puffy, then the third stretches it out and rolls it on to a spindle. Pay attention, you made need these skills after the (probably Zombie) apocalypse.


The result is dyed, dried, and turned in to stuff.
All natural process, even the source of dyes, etc...


The result is dyed, dried, and turned in to stuff.
All natural process, even the source of dyes, etc...
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