Tapobali, a New Village Living with the Old Ways

Tapobali, a New Village Living with the Old Ways

Tapobali was officially recognized as a village by the Indonesian government in March 2008. This village is actually comprised of ...
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Wise Steps Towards Revitalizing The Traditional Textiles of Belu

Wise Steps Towards Revitalizing The Traditional Textiles of Belu

I have been visiting the various areas of West Timor now for the past two years and there is one ...
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Threads of Life and the Fundasaun Alola Working together to Revive the Traditional Textiles of Timor Leste

Threads of Life and the Fundasaun Alola Working together to Revive the Traditional Textiles of Timor Leste

Timor Leste is the very poor eastern end of the island of Timor that gained independence from Indonesia in 1999 ...
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The Blue of Hamba Praing

The Blue of Hamba Praing

The coastal road west of East Sumba’s main town of Waingapu sees little traffic. The villages are few and far ...
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Savu and Rai Jua Revisited After Ten Years

Savu and Rai Jua Revisited After Ten Years

The last time I visited the small islands of Savu and Rai Jua was ten years ago with a group ...
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The Songkets of Singaraja

The Songkets of Singaraja

I was born in the village of Bondalem in Singaraja on the north part of Bali. My father is a ...
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PEKKA Workshop: The Women Headed Household Empowerment Program visits Threads of Life

PEKKA Workshop: The Women Headed Household Empowerment Program visits Threads of Life

Over three days in March 2009, Threads of Life and the YPBB Foundation hosted a group from PEKKA, the Women ...
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Field Notes Sulawesi

Field Notes Sulawesi

How exciting to have a box of textiles arrive at Threads of Life office from the weavers of Karataun, central ...
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A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

I have always wondered about the interesting stitching at the head and foot of each Savu sarong textile. This last ...
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