The textiles for sale in this collection are drawn from the Threads of Life benchmark collection that has been a quality control references for ongoing production in terms of dyeing and weaving techniques, and motifs and designs. As we prepare new pieces, they are added in dated portfolios.

The Threads of Life collection of benchmark textiles has been growing ever since we started our work in 1998. We did not sell the benchmarks once new standards were set, and the collection has expanded into a significant record of continuity and change in Indonesia’s textile arts. Most of the pieces were purchased from weavers Threads of Life works with, but there are some older pieces that were purchased on the open market to inform conversations with contemporary weavers. In recent years, this collection has grown beyond both our organisational needs and our conservation and curation capacities. We are therefore letting go of some pieces that embody standards of dyeing and weaving techniques, and of motifs and designs, that are represented elsewhere in the benchmark collection, or that are from communities that we no longer work with.

Enquiries can be made to jeanhowebali@gmail.com, stating the name of the textile you are interested in. Each textile will be sold on a first come first served basis, and each buyer will have five working days to make payment. Those who enquire about a textile that has already been sold but not paid for will be told they are on a waiting list and will be offered the textile if the first buyer does not complete payment in time. For agreed sales, an invoice will be emailed which can be paid for via PayPal using a credit card or PayPal balance, or with a bank transfer. The cost of shipping is not included in the price, and neither is any import duty or value added tax that may be levied upon the shipment upon its arrival in your country. We ship via DHL, so please include your complete mailing address and phone number. All sales are final and no returns will be accepted.