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A Sense of Sumba

A Sense of Sumba

Being back in the field after two years, the sensory impact is sometimes overwhelming. Sights and tastes and smells. Horses, ...
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Purification and Protection: The Melepas Aon ceremony in Bali

Purification and Protection: The Melepas Aon ceremony in Bali

Tutut receiving the mother's offerings I am Tutut and I am a staff at Threads of Life. I gave birth ...
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A Baby’s Touching the Ground Ceremony

A Baby’s Touching the Ground Ceremony

    Mother and child remain in a traditional house for 42 days in Timor Across the archipelago, traditional communities ...
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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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