In a Lather over Candlenut Oil

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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Remote Sulawesi, June 2017

Remote Sulawesi, June 2017

The trip to Sulawesi is perhaps one of our hardest. To reach the weaving communities with whom we work in ...
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Timor- Power of Cloth, Power of Rivers

Timor- Power of Cloth, Power of Rivers

Unlike on many of Indonesia’s islands, Timor’s cultural geography is pulled towards its mountains rather than the sea. Many of ...
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Savu Island

Savu Island

We are delighted to have Willy Daos Kadati join us again in our work with Threads of Life natural dye ...
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A Dayak Desa Wedding Ceremony Using Traditional Textiles

A Dayak Desa Wedding Ceremony Using Traditional Textiles

Dayak Desa call a wedding pejadi. When the man arrives at the woman’s home to take his new bride to ...
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Life Transition Ceremonies - A Dayak Desa Ceremony Using Traditional Textiles

Life Transition Ceremonies – A Dayak Desa Ceremony Using Traditional Textiles

Traditional textiles called bidang have many uses in traditional ceremonies even to this day. For example, they are used to ...
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Gawai - A Dayak Desa Harvest Ceremony Using Traditional Textiles

Gawai – A Dayak Desa Harvest Ceremony Using Traditional Textiles

Thalu Lius is from the ethnic group Dayak Desa in West Kalimantan. Lius has been working as field staff in ...
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The Passing of Two Amazing Weavers in Timor

The Passing of Two Amazing Weavers in Timor

Our first trip to the field this year was to Timor. We visited a dozen communities on the trip, but ...
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The Run-Away Rangrang Bali, Indonesia

The Run-Away Rangrang Bali, Indonesia

What does the future look like for the traditional weaving art form in Indonesia? Will it go the way of ...
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