Community Social Enterprise – Nani House, Maumere, Flores

Community Social Enterprise – Nani House, Maumere, Flores

During the latter half of May, Tutut, Leah Uhe (our AVI -Australian Volunteer International) and myself made our second visit ...
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Timor & Flores Partners with CELLS

Timor & Flores Partners with CELLS

Threads of Life's nonprofit partner, the Bebali Foundation, has been working on a project called CELLS (Cultural Ecology Livelihood Learning ...
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The Luxury of Water on Savu

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 ...
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Traveling to Timor with the Threads of Life team

Traveling to Timor with the Threads of Life team

I had the privilege of joining the Threads of Life field trip to West Timor this August. Throughout our travels ...
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Bricks, Baskets and Bartering in Lembata and East Flores

Bricks, Baskets and Bartering in Lembata and East Flores

When we were arrived on the south coast of Lembata we met a man with his son making cement bricks ...
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Full Circle in Flores

Full Circle in Flores

Katharina Paba is one of the only weavers in Bajawa, central Flores, able to make the ceremonial beaded Lawo Butu ...
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Snapshots of a Successful Timor Field Trip

Snapshots of a Successful Timor Field Trip

I was so happy to be back in Timor, my home island. This was Pung and my first trip this ...
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Nostalgic in Sumba

Nostalgic in Sumba

It has been 11 years since the last time I was in Sumba. As a Balinese mother, it is always ...
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Patience Pays Off: Textiles Strengthening Traditions

Patience Pays Off: Textiles Strengthening Traditions

The highlight of this last trip to Timor was witnessing the renewed strength of communities in maintaining their own culture ...
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