Tag: east nusa tenggara

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…

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…

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…

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…

Exploring Solor’s Textiles and Culture 2020 – At Bubua Tagamu Village, South Coast of Solor

Exploring Solor’s Textiles and Culture 2020 – At Bubua Tagamu Village, South Coast of Solor

Solor is a small island in the Solor archipelago. on 27th-29th February 2020, Piter Ame of Yayasan PKBM Bensa Ema has invited us to visit several weaving villages around West Solor to learn about their ceremonial textiles, both old and new motifs. This photo was taken…

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…

FLORES ADVENTURE – RUTENG, THE LAND OF THE CACI WARRIORS

FLORES ADVENTURE – RUTENG, THE LAND OF THE CACI WARRIORS

Our next stop after Lingko rice fields was Ruteng. Ruteng is a small town on the western end of Flores Island, just a few hours journey from Labuan Bajo. Ruteng is the capital of Manggarai Regency, in East Nusa Tenggara Province, it is the largest…