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YOU THINK THIS IS A MUSEUM QUALITY PIECE?? YOU ARE KIDDING ME!!!

YOU THINK THIS IS A MUSEUM QUALITY PIECE?? YOU ARE KIDDING ME!!!

It aches my heart when I find a textile sold online with false information, cheating potential buyers with misleading details. The victims are usually textile lovers who have not many clues about the origin of certain textiles and who are desperate to add something valuable…

LET’S SUPPORT SLOW TEXTILE PRODUCTION, AND HELP SAVE OUR PLANET

LET’S SUPPORT SLOW TEXTILE PRODUCTION, AND HELP SAVE OUR PLANET

LET’S SUPPORT SLOW TEXTILE PRODUCTION, AND HELP SAVE OUR PLANET. Keeping the textile production going is great, but equally important to keep the textile culture alive and to respect the environment along the journey. Our involvement is not just about encouraging ikat production for economic…

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…