Museum 1000 Moko

Museum 1000 Moko, Kalabahi: Address, Museum 1000 Moko Reviews: 3.5/5

Museum 1000 Moko
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Shauna1103
Gold Coast, Australia25 contributions
If you have a guide that is interesting, this will be one of the highlights of your stay in Alor
Jul 2016 • Business
The Moko (the seemingly looking "drums") are actually a kind of dowry for when one gets married in Alor......but the most fascinating thing about the Moko is, they are ALL made of brass and they are in limited supply making them very valuable. Noone is really sure how they came to be in Alor and still today, they can be uncovered in the earth as thats how they were originally found, buried in the ground!
They really are part of the bridal dowry but because they are in such short supply, they are usually borrowed or mortgaged for this specific purpose.
The decoration and design suggests they may have come from Vietnam but noone is really sure, needless to say, they are totally fascinating and just as an aside, whilst we were walking through the traditional morning market in Alor, there were several for sale, tucked away in the back of the market, some were $900, some were more, some were less......scary really, considering our penchance for souvenirs......if too many are taken out of the country, the Alor people will definitely be in trouble, so if you see one, take a look, but dont buy it, please!!!!
Written 10 July 2016
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KarenTLevine
Chapel Hill, NC148 contributions
Worth visiting if you are in Kalabahi
Sep 2015
Good display of local textiles. Several drums.
N.B. Only open Monday to Thursday, 8 am to 1 pm; Friday am to 3 pm, Closed Sat, Sun, and holidays.
Written 9 October 2015
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TravelingEndah
Jakarta, Indonesia756 contributions
History of Alor
Jun 2015 • Friends
It has some collections of 'moko' or 'nekara' and traditional woven clothes. The main building is currently being renovated so they keep some of the collections at the back storage room. The collections are amazing to know about the history of Alor.
Written 3 June 2015
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