Tag: flores

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…

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…

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…

Flores Adventure – A day in Bena Village,  Ngada Region of East Nusa Tenggara

Flores Adventure – A day in Bena Village, Ngada Region of East Nusa Tenggara

We left the Manggarai region with amazing memories in our minds. So much we need to celebrate on the beauty of the part of Flores we left behind, but some things have left me with unanswered questions in my mind. Our next destination is Bena Village, it…

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…

Flores Adventure – Cancar, The Magical Lingko Spiderweb Rice field

Flores Adventure – Cancar, The Magical Lingko Spiderweb Rice field

Our journey through Todo was very interesting, passing busy villagers with their busy lives.  We met so many people along the way, particularly curious children. I cannot forget the moment when we met those young school children, 24 young girls, living in a small hut,…

Flores Adventure – exploring Lembor, en route to Wae Rebo

Flores Adventure – exploring Lembor, en route to Wae Rebo

We set off from Labuan Bajo towards Ruteng not too early in the morning. We got ourselves ready for this journey in a laidback manner. After a relaxing morning and with good breakfast at the hotel, we loaded the car with our belongings. Our driver,…

Komodo Adventure, Part 2 – Pink beach

Komodo Adventure, Part 2 – Pink beach

The Komodo Islands If you are one of a kind of explorer that always curious and eager to see the namesake dragons that exist nowhere else on this planet but here in Indonesia, you will find yourself in Komodo islands. These islands are so remote,…