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

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

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

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

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

The highlight of this last trip to Timor was witnessing the renewed strength of communities in maintaining their own culture ...
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Many Uses of Lontar Palm, November 2017

The Threads of Life team travelled to Timor and on to Savu this past November. While the rains had just ...
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Return to Sight, Lembata Island

As told to by Threads of Life field staff, Yansen TuanWhat a miracle that someone living in such a remote ...
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In a Lather over Candlenut Oil

In late July, I was in central Flores, near the town of Ende, with Pung and Wayan from our dye ...
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