The Luxury of Water on Savu

On our November trip to Savu we arrived before the rains. The land was very dry and hot, and we could appreciate how difficult it is to live here at this time of the year.

Return to Sight, Lembata Island

What a miracle that someone living in such a remote place as Lembata Island, who was blind from cataracts for three years, can be treated and returned to sight! Kristina is a master weaver and [...]

Savu Island

We are delighted to have Willy Daos Kadati join us again in our work with Threads of Life natural dye traditional weaving groups. Willy worked with us for 6 years and then was at Charles Darwin [...]

The Run-Away Rangrang Bali, Indonesia

What does the future look like for the traditional weaving art form in Indonesia? Will it go the way of the obi and kimono in Japan where a few weavers remain in the cultural city of Kyoto where [...]

Wild Fibers Magazine, Fall 2015

Wild Fibers Magazine has been most often called “The National Geographic of Fibers” and its Fall 2015 issue has an article entitled ‘Magic Cloth of Bali’ that features Threads of Life and [...]

Next Steps for Weavers in Timor

This was my second trip to Timor this year and there will be one more trip the end of November. Compared to other islands, West Timor has the most number of weaving groups Threads of Life works with.

Karutuan Toraja and Mamasa Toraja News

“I thought Timor’s roads were bad,” reported Yansen, Threads of Life’s Timorese field staff, of his June 2015 field trip to Toraja. “But nothing compares to the roads in this part of Sulawesi! I [...]

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