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Threads Of Life

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Passing on Traditions in Rindi, Sumba

Passing on Traditions in Rindi, Sumba

Tamu Rambu Hamu Eti with her grand-daughter I recently had a conversation with Tamu Rambu Hamu Eti in the royal ...
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Umbu Kanabu Ndaung, 1965—2022

Umbu Kanabu Ndaung, 1965—2022

It is with such a heavy heart that I write that we have lost another tradition keeper. Umbu Kanabu Ndaung ...
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World Water Day 22 March 2021: Valuing Water

World Water Day 22 March 2021: Valuing Water

“The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our ...
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Rolling Back Time; Rolling out the Yarn

Rolling Back Time; Rolling out the Yarn

Without donations of cotton yarn, weavers will be unable to continue making natural dyed textiles This pandemic is changing things ...
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Take the Good Things Forward, Leave the Unhelpful Behind

Take the Good Things Forward, Leave the Unhelpful Behind

In 2005, Threads of Life’s held its first Archipelago Indigenous Weavers Festival. One hundred women weavers from across ten islands ...
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Two New Books for 2021

Two books by friends and colleagues, and that feature Threads of Life’s work, were published late last year. Both are ...
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Bali Plastic Exchange

Bali Plastic Exchange

The Plastic Exchange is an exciting and successful Balinese initiative that emerged out of the COVID-induced collapse of tourism on ...
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Lou Zeldis: The Beat Goes On

Lou Zeldis: The Beat Goes On

with excepts from LoUniverse Gallery, All About Lou, www.louzeldis.com If you have visited our shop in Ubud, Bali, you may ...
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Wisdom of the Ancestors: Boundaries

Wisdom of the Ancestors: Boundaries

We live in a world that knows no boundaries. But for the indigenous people of Indonesia, boundaries are always potent ...
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Wisdom of the Ancestors

Wisdom of the Ancestors

Our last newsletter was entitled "Wisdom of the Ancestors" and that set me to thinking, what really is the ancestral ...
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Threads of Life goes beyond carbon neutral in support of the Global Climate Strike

Threads of Life goes beyond carbon neutral in support of the Global Climate Strike

In September 2019, Threads of Life became carbon neutral, purchasing our 2019 electricity from a small hydro generator in Sumatra ...
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Endangered Textile Design: Will we make room for it to survive?

Endangered Textile Design: Will we make room for it to survive?

Event: International Convention of Asia Scholars Roundtable Title: Endangered Textile Design: will we make room for it to survive? Convenors: ...
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