+Sumba, Umalulu: Baskets are made from lontar palm for carrying in rice harvests. They are sturdy and easy to wash and dry in the sun. +Sumba, Umalulu: Refined baskets to use as coverings for food are made by master weavers who are also master basket makers. +Sumba, Umalulu: Larger baskets are made from lontar and other tree fiber to serve as grain storage.. +Sumba, Umalulu: Using the front of a traditional house for weaving work with threads that are already dyed and ready to be woven. +Sumba, Umalulu: Men often help in the weaving especially with the supplementary work like the pahikung that is used in some Sumba textiles. +Sumba, Umalulu: Threads drying that have been recently oiled and red dyed. This is the part of the process that can take months to complete. +Sumba, Umalulu: Working together to tie broken threads on a weaving loom to achieve perfection. +Sumba, Umalulu: Threads that have been tied and dyed and will be taken off this frame and moved to a weaving loom. +Sumba, Prainatang: Indigo blue are famous in this area of Sumba and you can also see a fine basket made from lontar palm that is used for betelnut. +Sumba, Prainatang: An ikat textile dyed multiple times in Indigo. The clarity of the white pattern indicates that the weaver is a master. +Sumba, Prainatang: Deep indigo dyed woman's textile with lion pattern finished with embroidery. +Sumba, Umalulu: Weaver group with their textiles using natural dyes and woven using the supplementary patterning called pahikung. +Sumba, Umalulu: Weaving a complex pahikung supplementary pattern onto a textile. +Sumba, Umalulu: The second generation of indigo dyers who learned from her grandmother and now dyes for the community. +Sumba, Umalulu: Mud dying is still used in Umalulu as a colour on a woman's sarong called Lau which are worn by women for ceremony. Here the younger generation learn from the elder.