Traditional Tobelorese Ceremonial Dress



The very best time to see Tobelorese dressed up in all their traditional finery might just be during the yearly North Halmahera Cultural Festival. Unlike at "real" traditional events like the wedding above, at the festival all dancers have to wear full traditional dress, and as it’ a competition, they make an effort to look fine! This group is from a local school in Tobelo town, having just dressed p to go and perform tide-tide and cakalele dances.

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