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FALLING IN LOVE WITH WEST SUMBA IKAT TRADITIONAL TEXTILES

FALLING IN LOVE WITH WEST SUMBA IKAT TRADITIONAL TEXTILES

T The Indonesian, PRECIOUS SUMBANESE MAMULI   The first time I saw Mamuli Earrings, was In Branly – Jacques Chirac Museum Paris many years ago, where they display hundreds of Indonesian Antique Ethnic earrings, where some of them are no longer to be seen in…

Ulos Ragi Harangan, a family heirloom

Ulos Ragi Harangan, a family heirloom

I am a Batak (Bataks are Indonesian tribe from around Lake Toba of North Sumatra), so I do have a lot of Ulos (Ulos is the name given to the Batak’s traditional textiles) given to me by families and relatives over the years. I have…

REMEMBERING R.A.KARTINI, THE WOMEN I LOOK UP TO, MY HEROINE!!

REMEMBERING R.A.KARTINI, THE WOMEN I LOOK UP TO, MY HEROINE!!

R.A Kartini (info about her here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kartini) started the campaign to defend women’s rights in Indonesia, through education, and to show your appreciation and respect for her amazing work, it is your time to continue the fight by empowering women and help develop education in the…

MEMORIES OF ROTE NDAO, FROM A VISIT IN SEPTEMBER 2016

MEMORIES OF ROTE NDAO, FROM A VISIT IN SEPTEMBER 2016

My lovely friend Olvira Ballo, who also the Program Manager of our small charity, Connect Indonesia (www.connectindonesia.org), is originated from Rote island. Olvira (I call her Ira) is a Rote girl through and through, she loves this island so much and very proud of her…

FROM LEMBATA TO LARANTUKA WITH LOVE – THE FAST BOAT CROSSING

FROM LEMBATA TO LARANTUKA WITH LOVE – THE FAST BOAT CROSSING

Time passes Feelings changed Friends leaves One day the memories might fade …but my heart will never forget!!   I woke up really early on the morning of the 3rd of March 2020. I had a bit of sore throat, didn’t sleep well the night…

WE HAVE BEEN TAKING TOO MUCH FROM MOTHER EARTH, IT IS TIME TO PUT SOMETHING BACK

WE HAVE BEEN TAKING TOO MUCH FROM MOTHER EARTH, IT IS TIME TO PUT SOMETHING BACK

KAMPUNG PALUE, FLORES, 3 March 2020. JOINING THE PALUE WEAVERS/ENVIRONMENTALISTS OF FLORES, INDONESIA TO SAVE THE PLANET. For years, the Earth was begging for us to behave ourselves, just a little. It gave us loads of signs of unhappiness but showing extreme signs, but we…

LET’S GO BACK TO NATURE, WE DON’T NEED TOO MANY ELECTRIC COLORS IN OUR WORLD.

LET’S GO BACK TO NATURE, WE DON’T NEED TOO MANY ELECTRIC COLORS IN OUR WORLD.

I took this picture in a tiny market, in a very small weekly market in a village called “Lumban Lobu” near Balige, Lake Toba, Indonesia, in 2012. We had a charity project there for a few years, so I used to visit the market when…

WELCOME TO TAKPALA TRADITIONAL VILLAGE IN ALOR ISLAND, EAST NUSA TENGGARA

WELCOME TO TAKPALA TRADITIONAL VILLAGE IN ALOR ISLAND, EAST NUSA TENGGARA

Looking back at my visit to Alor in 2016, really, it was too short. We were there only for 2 days, one of which spent with a weavers’ group near Kalabahi, learning about Alor’s natural dye processes. Luckily, we were able to spend the rest…