When we speak about uma lulik we must consider two aspects. One is the uma lulik as a material construction, which we will call the material aspects. If we see the uma lulik as a construction, we can say that it is a building made of non-industrial processed so ONLY primal natural materials such as timbers, bamboo, wooden planks, twine and arenga pinnata fiber rope and others. When we look at the uma lulik in terms of its materials we can say that it is a simple building but advanced seen within the time-period of origin and that there are a few differences from buildings made in other countries (for example the sacred houses on parts of Indonesia such as Flores or West Timor).
If we look at the uma lulik in its intangible aspects then the uma lulik of East Timor is not the same as those buildings in other countries. The intangible aspects include ceremonies and rituals, the history of the houses, and Peoples beliefs relating to an uma lulik (for example as the protective house). The uma lulik also provides a scenario for the adoration of rocks and plants and as the place for the People from one descendant group concerning transcendental communication with their ancestors.
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