WHEN EAST MEET WEST. THE PERFECT MARRIAGE BETWEEN HEIRLOOMS FROM THE UK AND INDONESIA.

WHEN EAST MEET WEST. THE PERFECT MARRIAGE BETWEEN HEIRLOOMS FROM THE UK AND INDONESIA.

A few years ago, I was given two beautiful old 1950’s Parker Knoll chairs by my mother-in-law, chairs which hold amazing memories of family get-togethers at her home. These two chairs were covered with loose covers, made from gorgeous English floral fabrics, but the fabric…

MAGNIFICENT EAST SUMBA TEXTILES FOR OUR HOMES

MAGNIFICENT EAST SUMBA TEXTILES FOR OUR HOMES

This beautiful room divider is made from varieties of handwoven East Sumba ikat textiles with Hinggi motifs. Hinggi designs involved ikat processes (tie resist dye process), where the yarns are designed with desired motifs then tied to prevent unwanted dies to penetrate through the protected…

Waingapu, East Sumba, April 2018

Waingapu, East Sumba, April 2018

The island of Sumba in East Nusa Tenggara is famous for its fascinating tribal culture, unique megalithic tombs and distinct landscapes and their amazing pictorial textile designs.  Sumba is a fairly small island, slightly smaller than the western part of Timor but slightly larger than…