Threads of Life in Timor. Threads of Life works with a number of different communities in Timor and is constantly seeking to expand its connections. In Belu we work with the emerging Kelompok Putri Tunggal. The village of Boti presents an opportunity to connect with a very traditional community that for decades has eschewed influence from the outside. In Amarasi near Kupang we have met traditional leaders who wish to meet the world while maintaining their cultural integrity.
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Raja Johannes Hermanus J. Bakker.
Monday, August 08, 2005
Raja Muda Ir. Christian D.J. Daoed; chief Manek/Raja dynasty of Ringgou/Rote (22-3-2002-....)
Manek/Raja (nominal) Hendrik Daoed of Ringgou (1962-2002;died); extreme right is present chief dynasty
After the death of his father;the last nominal-Manek of Ringou on Rote, he became chief ... refer comments
Chief Manek-dynasty of Termanu (Rote): Soleman Jeremias Miquel Amalo.
Prince Soleman Amalo is the 28th chief of the dynasty of Termanu.But also the first, who isn't ruling. He is also known as Bea Amalo. The foremost last Manek of Termanu; Manek Ernst Amalo (1947-1966/died 1984 )was his father. Before Termanu was the major principality among the 19 principalities of the Rote-islands... refer comments.
Sunday, August 07, 2005
Saturday, August 06, 2005
Friday, August 05, 2005
Thursday, August 04, 2005
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Front: Ratu Donna Martina Dias Vierra Godinho, wife (not his mother,but of predecessor) of the last ruling Raja of Larantuka: Raja Don Lorenzo III DVG (from 1937). The Raja died 1982.
A 3,300 km² state in the Flores islands, founded c1400 .
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Usif Leopold Nicolaas Isu Nisnoni & Ratu Frederika Nisnoni - Lino.
Raja Leopold Nicolas Nisnoni with traditional Timor name Isu (mean "the wise one", and so he is) is from imperial descent!
In him you can see the true spirit of how God wants to see a King:the first servant of his people.In that he is a good promoter of the good aspects of (traditional) monarchy in modern time.
(Rival) Raja Dominikus Tei Serang of Waihale, with his wife. Timor. (Since 19??)
'This area used to be inhabited by Bunak people. When the Belunese moved here, the Bunak seemed to just fade away. People said they didn't like the smell of the fish the Belunese used in their cooking'. This was how one respected elder of the local community explained what happened to the Bunak tribe. Today ....