Timor- Power of Cloth, Power of Rivers

Unlike on many of Indonesia’s islands, Timor’s cultural geography is pulled towards its mountains rather than the sea. Many of the communities with which we work are nestled in these mountain [...]

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 [...]

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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