Record metadata:

Type Cultural Object (2014 Definition)
TitleIIc 6266
KeywordsCounting device
DescriptionUsed as a marker of time and memory aide, aide memoire, used to count the days of the month, planting until harvest, how many days of rain per year etc. Akin a form of calendar to mark the passage of time.
Creator of ObjectPresumed Makasae people
Date CreatedPre August 1935
Place CreatedPresumed Baguia Sub-district, Baucau District, Timor-Leste
Object TypeDomestic object
Dimensions31.5 cm long
Use status in 2014Not used
MaterialBamboo, string and glass beads
TechniqueHand carved and hand twined
Institution/Holder: objectMuseum der Kulturen Basel
CollectorDr Alfred B├╝hler
Date CollectedAugust 1935
Place CollectedBaguia Sub-district, Baucau District, Timor-Leste
File CopyrightMuseum der Kulturen Basel. Photograph taken by Joanna Barrkman, 2014
MKB/Buehler object titleGeduldsspeil, G telimeli
NotesThis object was not recognised. Interviews: Josh Trindade commented on the use of puzzles as part of customary educational tools, 'to develop the intelligence' however, he indicated that to his knowledge these are no longer used in Timor-Leste.(Interview 24/11/2014). Jose da Costa identified this object, Darwin, August 2017.
Production status in 2014Not made
Timorese Language Term/sTali sura, M Tali fukun, T

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