Revitalizing Indonesia’s woven heritage
Proud weavers: Members of the Threads of Life weaving group from Bliran Sina in Maumere, Flores show off their work. (Ph...
Paint it blue: Oenenu from West Timor after dying a fabric using the Indigo plant. (Photo courtesy of Threads of Life)
Busy house: A traditional house in East Sumba being used to weave and warp looms. (Photo courtesy of Threads of Life)
Lining up: A Sumbanese weaver works on a supplementary pattern. (Photo courtesy of Threads of Life)
Beautification: Beads and shells are sewn onto a textile from Sumba. (Photo courtesy of Threads of Life)
Carry-all: A bag called a kul, which the people of West Timor use to carry items such as harvested corn. (Photo by Radit...
The queen's treasure: Jean Howe and one of her favorite textiles, given by Rambu Eti, a queen of the kingdom of Pau, Eas...
All natural: Textiles are made from natural materials, such as from nuts and tree bark. (Photo by Raditya Margi)
Home decor: Most Threads of Life customers buy textiles to hang on walls. (Photo by Raditya Margi)
The spectrum: Fabrics colored with natural dyes. (Photo by Raditya Margi)