Alor Tribe has dark skin and curly hair. Even though their eyelids are big, they look friendly.
The most interesting fact is that these people wear traditional clothes, featuring a locally woven fabric and some natural ornaments (including chicken and birds’ feathers).
Also, these people are not quite into modernization. That means they keep their traditions and heritage intact, which is good news for tourists.
History of Alor Tribe
The first thing to know regarding Alor Tribe is none other than the history itself. It is said there was a kingdom called Munaseli, which is considered the oldest.
The kingdom was located in the inland Alor Mountain of Pantar Island actually.
The majority of Alor Tribe are Christians and Catholics. Still, some of these people are into animism. They even pray to numerous natural objects like the sun, moon, and several gods.
The tribe also has interesting arts and traditional performances for tourists to enjoy. For instance, there is Lego-Lego Dance.
Alor Tribe also has traditional music ornaments called Moko. It is a kind of a drum actually. In the past, Moko was used by the locals as one of the dowries.
How to Get There
From Kupang City, it takes a flight from El Tari International Airport to Alor Airport. Once arriving at Kalabahi City, the next recommended destination is Takpala Village where many people of Alor resides.