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Tais duka (TE) Man's cloth

A 'tais duka' is one of the three specific types of men's cloths that are exchanged during marriage gift exchanges ('barlake'). One 'tais duka' must be given by the bride's family. 'Tais duka' are worn folded and draped over the shoulder by men who have the responsibility to advise family and neighbours of a death. 'Tais duka' are also worn as cloth wraps tied around the waist for ceremonies.

Item Number FS01
District CovaLima
People Tetun
Year of Making
Maker Orlanda Martins
Length x Width 210 cm x 95 cm ?