Ritual Life and Livelihoods in Conflict on Savu

On this end of the year trip to Savu we intended to focus on deepening our understanding of the construction ...
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Mud Dyeing in Sumba: Peer to Peer Learning

During this trip to East Sumba we had the fascinating opportunity to observe the traditional mud dyeing process. We joined ...
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Towards a Sustainable Yellow Dye

The recipe used for making a yellow-brown natural dye for traditional batiks in central Java is known as soga. Soga ...
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Lembata and Timor Fieldtrip

In September our fieldstaff visited both Flores and Timor to meet with weavers working with Threads of Life. Twenty years ...
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First, Do No Harm

When I first came to Bali in 1986 I remember talking to Pung as I was trying to learn some ...
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Community Social Enterprise – Nani House, Maumere, Flores Part 2

The island of Palu’e is located off the north coast of Flores in the Flores Sea and is part of ...
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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

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

On our November trip to Savu we arrived before the rains. The land was very dry and hot, and we ...
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