Part of the mission statement for Threads of Life has been to improve the livelihood of women, and this has been accomplished beyond our expectations.
Twelve Years in Timor Part 2 – April, 2015 The Mysterious Textile that Opened More Doors Than Expected
About two months ago a good friend, Lyn Shwaiko, came to the Threads of Life office with a number of old textiles that she wanted to be identified.
I remember Kupang, West Timor, in the late 1990s as a small, rough frontier town facing onto the Savu Sea. There were few cars or motorbikes and people either walked or rode bemos (mini buses) [...]