Proud weavers: Members of the Threads of Life weaving group from Bliran Sina in Maumere, Flores show off their work. (Ph...

Proud weavers: Members of the Threads of Life weaving group from Bliran Sina in Maumere, Flores show off their work.

Lining up: A Sumbanese weaver works on a supplementary pattern. (Photo courtesy of Threads of Life)

Lining up: A Sumbanese weaver works on a supplementary pattern. (Photo courtesy of Threads of Life) Bali

Her story: Woven patterns often tell the story of a tribe, symbolized in the fabric’s shapes and motifs, such as with ...

Her story: Woven patterns often tell the story of a tribe, symbolized in the fabric’s shapes and motifs, such as with .

The queen's treasure: Jean Howe and one of her favorite textiles, given by Rambu Eti, a queen of the kingdom of Pau, Eas...

The queen's treasure: Jean Howe and one of her favorite textiles, given by Rambu Eti, a queen of the kingdom of Pau, Eas.

Beautification: Beads and shells are sewn onto a textile from Sumba. (Photo courtesy of Threads of Life)

Beautification: Beads and shells are sewn onto a textile from Sumba. (Photo courtesy of Threads of Life)

The spectrum: Fabrics colored with natural dyes. (Photo by Raditya Margi)

The spectrum: Fabrics colored with natural dyes. (Photo by Raditya Margi)

Paint it blue: Oenenu from West Timor after dying a fabric using the Indigo plant. (Photo courtesy of Threads of Life)

Paint it blue: Oenenu from West Timor after dying a fabric using the Indigo plant. (Photo courtesy of Threads of Life)

All natural: Textiles are made from natural materials, such as from nuts and tree bark. (Photo by Raditya Margi)

All natural: Textiles are made from natural materials, such as from nuts and tree bark. (Photo by Raditya Margi)

Carry-all: A bag called a kul, which the people of West Timor use to carry items such as harvested corn. (Photo by Radit...

Carry-all: A bag called a kul, which the people of West Timor use to carry items such as harvested corn. (Photo by Radit.


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