Threads Of Life

Field Notes

Textiles and Scents

Textiles and Scents

We finally received a second small shipment from a weaver group in West Sulawesi, which included three sekomandi and three ...
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Ngurah Sunti Trees

Do No Harm, Nusa Penida

When we are working with communities, we are often reminded of the first promise within the Hippocratic oath to do ...
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Kebun Jagung Oktavina Babis Habis Badai2

News from Sulawesi, Timor, Sumba and Savu

We have great faith in the weavers and the strong relationships that we have built with them over the last ...
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The Blues Brothers: Indigo dyers in central Java

The Blues Brothers: Indigo dyers in central Java

Having been vaccinated, Pung and I once again boarded a flight to Solo to meet Lou Zeldis’s batik artists and ...
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Coming of Age in Bali's Tenganan Pegeringsingan

Coming of Age in Bali’s Tenganan Pegeringsingan

Ayu has turned 12 and it is time for her Menek Medaha coming of age ceremony. She lives in Tenganan ...
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Timor’s Indigo Vat Ceremonies

Timor’s Indigo Vat Ceremonies

As told by weaver Elisabeth Nai Sau in Timor. The Tah fe'u Neu nai Taum ceremony for indigo vats is ...
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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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