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Type Cultural Object (2014 Definition)
TitleIIc 6536
KeywordsFood cover
DescriptionFood covers were used to cover food, once it is served and before it is eaten. This shape is especially made and used for traditional ceremony. It can also be used to serve food to share when people or the clan gather. The design most likely relates to a specific clan or is symbolic of a specific ritual.
Creator of ObjectPresumed Makasae people
Date CreatedPre August 1935
Place CreatedPresumed Baguia Sub-district, Baucau District, Timor-Leste
Object TypeDomestic object
Dimensions26 cm diameter 11.3 cm high
Use status in 2014Rarely used
MaterialPalm fibres, akadiru, M, T, (Borassus flabellier, L.)
TechniqueHand woven
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 titleDeckel, Speisedeckel mit Spitze, G
NotesIdentified by Joanna Fernandes, Bahatata, Haiconi and at the Community Viewing at Bubuha, Larisula 16/8/2014. Informants mentioned that tere luru were associated with use in the ceremonial house.
Production status in 2014Rarely made
Timorese Language Term/sTeru luru falunu, M Kohe lulik, T

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