The Cepuk and Kawis textiles of Nusa Penida

The Cepuk and Kawis textiles of Nusa Penida

A field trip across the narrow strait from Bali to Nusa Penida gave us the chance to learn more about ...
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Finding Balance and Preserving Harmony through Rituals

Finding Balance and Preserving Harmony through Rituals

In all matters of traditional life, communities seek to preserve balance and harmony with the natural world and the ancestral ...
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Small Steps Back Towards Helping Weavers

Small Steps Back Towards Helping Weavers

— Transcribed by Ni Made Desa Purwani (Tutut) With good sales from the Threads of Life’s online shop over recent ...
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Finding Ways to Meet the Weavers in 2021

Finding Ways to Meet the Weavers in 2021

January 2021 has continued 2020’s intensity for our weaver communities around Indonesia as they deal not only with the economic ...
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Batik in Times of Covid

Batik in Times of Covid

In Indonesia, very little is accomplished unless it is done face-to-face, which is clearly hard to achieve during this Coronavirus ...
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Restoring Balance

Restoring Balance

In traditional communities all across Indonesia, epidemics or disasters are seen as an imbalance of life on the earth and ...
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Ritual Life and Livelihoods in Conflict on Savu

Ritual Life and Livelihoods in Conflict on Savu

On this end of the year trip to Savu we intended to focus on deepening our understanding of the construction ...
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Mud Dyeing in Sumba: Peer to Peer Learning

Mud Dyeing in Sumba: Peer to Peer Learning

During this trip to East Sumba we had the fascinating opportunity to observe the traditional mud dyeing process. We joined ...
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Towards a Sustainable Yellow Dye

Towards a Sustainable Yellow Dye

The recipe used for making a yellow-brown natural dye for traditional batiks in central Java is known as soga. Soga ...
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