ADONARA, THE LITTLE ISLAND I TRULY ADORE FOR ITS AMAZING GREEN LANDSCAPES AND ITS BEAUTIFUL TEXTILES.

ADONARA, THE LITTLE ISLAND I TRULY ADORE FOR ITS AMAZING GREEN LANDSCAPES AND ITS BEAUTIFUL TEXTILES.

After many years of exploring The Nusa Tenggara regions (both East and West), I finally managed to visit Adonara this year. During many years of trying to understand the ceremonial textiles of Indonesia, I often heard conflicting information about Adonara’s ikat textiles. Many times, I…

LET’S KEEP INDONESIAN TEXTILE HERITAGE ALIVE, WITH THE CULTURE AND TRADITIONS ATTACHED TO THEM.

LET’S KEEP INDONESIAN TEXTILE HERITAGE ALIVE, WITH THE CULTURE AND TRADITIONS ATTACHED TO THEM.

This photo was taken at the Kapokale Weavers group in Manulondo Village, Ndona, Ende, early this month (March 2020). The smiling ladies are Mama Theresia (the head of the weaver’s group) and mama Nona, a member of the weaver’s cooperative. They are both such amazing…

WE NEED A GOOD BALANCE BETWEEN CULTURAL PRESERVATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION.

WE NEED A GOOD BALANCE BETWEEN CULTURAL PRESERVATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION.

These ladies are members of a small weavers group in Larantuka, eastern Flores Indonesia. My team spent half a day here last week, learning about their culture and traditions and trying to understand their ceremonial textiles and their function in their society. When I arrived…

WELCOME TO LAMAWOHONG, A LOVELY VILLAGE IN WEST SOLOR.

WELCOME TO LAMAWOHONG, A LOVELY VILLAGE IN WEST SOLOR.

For those of you who haven’t visited Easter Indonesia, you probably haven’t heard of Solor, Lembata, Alor and Adonara islands. These islands are located in the Lesser Sunda Islands, sandwiched between Flores sea and Savu sea. These small islands of Eastern Indonesia are still considered…

A day with Weavers of Nggela, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara

A day with Weavers of Nggela, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara

Last year, we spent a day with the weavers of Nggela, Flores and learned so much about their culture and local tradition there. The distinctive earthy colours of their Ikat textiles were truly magnificent and the complex processes and elaborate designs, so unique and distinctive…

The Sotis Handwoven Textiles from South Central Timor

The Sotis Handwoven Textiles from South Central Timor

The province of East Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Timur, or NTT) is located at the Southern corner of the Indonesian Archipelago, a region that I have visited the most in the past 7 years. NTT is home to some of the most vibrant and exquisite…