On the centre of the coat of arms, there a curved pyramid with red edges and black core, symbolise Mount Ramelau, the highest peak in Timor Leste.
On the black field in the centre there is a five-pointed star with five rays of light.
Under it there is an open red book rest upon a yellow industrial gear.
On the left side there is a rice ear (hare fulin) and on the right side there is a corn ear (batar fulin).
Under the industrial gear there is an AK-47 assault rifle, bow and arrows (rama inan).
Under the Mount Ramelau there is a ribbon banner written in Portuguese: "Unidade, Acção, Progresso" ("Union, Action, Progress").
Around the emblem there is a circle band written with the official name of the state in Portuguese: "República Democrática de Timor-Leste" (Democratic Republic of East Timor), and the acronym is written under "RDTL". Read more to understand the other images