Kaibauk* necklace  (40cm)
Materials: The metal part of the necklace is gold vermeil. Orange beads on this necklace are taken from traditional Timorese dowry necklace. In the old days, 1 (one) orange bead equals 1 (one) buffalo during exchanges of wealth during a marriage.
*Kaibauk is a Timorese headdress  worn by village chiefs. They are also worn by dancers during traditional ceremonies. It is a sign of leadership. Kaibauk is kept in a village sacred house and can only be taken out of the house with full traditional ceremonies.

Kaibauk Necklace by RISZA