Pasola from Sumba Island in East Nusa Tenggara is an exciting and thrilling festival where opposing teams run into each other on saddle-less horseback, throwing blunt spears known as ‘hola’ to unseat or hurt their opponents.
It can took 2-4 weeks to make an Ikat sarong. With simple tools, these traditional Ikat weavers in Wakatobi demonstrated the intricate process of handdyeing, binding the strands together, and other steps required in the making of this centuries-old mode of craftsmanship. Sadly, ikat weaving is a dying skill in Wakatobi, as young women today are reluctant to learn this ancient form of artistry.
Samarinda is mostly known for its sarong. The checkered sarong is typically dominated by five colors – blue, red, white, black and purple – and woven manually by local women using a traditional weaving equipment called ‘gedokan’.