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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…

A visit to Prailiu Kingdom, in Kamberra, Waingapu, Sumba island.

A visit to Prailiu Kingdom, in Kamberra, Waingapu, Sumba island.

WELCOME TO TANAH HUMBA, Looking back at some of the amazing time I had on Sumba island during my Sumba ikat exploration in 2019, where I met wonderful and amazing people and getting involved with Sumba textile processes, was truly priceless. I was photographed here…

MEMORIES OF LAKE TOBA, THE LAND OF MY PEOPLE, FROM 10 YEARS AGO NOW

MEMORIES OF LAKE TOBA, THE LAND OF MY PEOPLE, FROM 10 YEARS AGO NOW

YOU CAN TAKE ME AWAY FROM THE BATAK LAND, BUT YOU CAN’T TAKE THE BATAK LAND AWAY FROM ME. Welcome to the land of the Kings, where music and dances are apart of our lives. Welcome to Lake Toba, North Sumatra, Indonesia. HORAS….HORAS…HORAS. This video…

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…