Atoni tribe from West Timor
The Atoni are the largest tribe from West Timor and live in villages in the hills near Kupang in NTT. There will be seven people coming from Boti, Mollo and Insana villages. Some are still animist and practice ancient beliefs very connected with the forests and nature of the surrounding area. They will perform ancient songs with traditional musical instruments from the area and dance called the Bilu. This dance is based around respect for the ancestors and the land. They also practise traditional weaving in this area, still using natural dyes and will be conducting workshops during the day at Arma.
Here is a little more information about the Atoni
According to ethnographer Clarke Cunningham, their culture is notable for its spatial symbolism, associated with a gender dichotomy. Male-female principle is important, as with the duality of sun-earth, light-dark, open-close, dry season-wet season, outer-inner, central-periphery, secular-sacral, right-left, and so on. This in turn affects the spatial configuration of an Atoni house.
The right side of the house (facing the door) is always male, whereas the left is female. The center of the house (and the attic) is male, while the periphery of the house is female. The interior of the house is female, the terrace is male. The house is female and the yard is male. This principle conceived the Atoni house as a microcosmos. The house also expresses social order. A more elaborate house is called Ume Atoni (Atoni means "male"). The house is dominantly male in quality. The Atoni entertains their guest in a communal house called Lopo. A Lopo is always located in front of a house and is oriented to the road.
Furthermore, each cardinal direction is associated with a gender, as are different parts of a house. Sex and gender do not always line up, as an important lord is called a "female-man," and is accordingly always a man, but performs stereotypically female duties.