Meeting Alfonsa Horeng, a devoted weaver from Flores

Meeting Alfonsa Horeng, a devoted weaver from Flores

I met Alfonsa Horeng for the 1st time in Cyberspace, via an online weaving community in Facebook.  She regularly posted her weaving activities and her travels around the world via social media presenting beautiful textile of Flores.  I was truly inspired by her journey and…

Dr Sandra Niessen and her love for Ulos Ulos Batak

Dr Sandra Niessen and her love for Ulos Ulos Batak

I met Dr Sandra Niessen on Facebook a few years ago, and I have followed her stories about her love for Ulos Batak ever since. Sandra has written and published several comprehensive books on Ulos Batak, must-have books for Ulos textile lovers around the world.…

Songket Tarutung is placing its name on the list of Indonesian traditional textiles regions.

Songket Tarutung is placing its name on the list of Indonesian traditional textiles regions.

Tarutung is large town located in the Northern region of Tapanuli, and the capital of North Tapanuli region.  Tarutung is one of the most active weaving regions in North Sumatra, keeping the traditional Ulos Batak production alive and continue to develop the new range of…

Ulos Ragi Huting, a surprise gift from Torang Sitorus

Ulos Ragi Huting, a surprise gift from Torang Sitorus

I am truly grateful for the fast development of Internet technology, particularly the arrival of Facebook which has allowed me to connect with Ulos Batak lovers all around the world.  I love Ulos dearly and meeting other Ulos enthusiasts and share their passion is truly…