Tag: ikat

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…

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…

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…

Love is not without sacrifices – our display at the wet and rainy Nottingham Festival, England, June 2014

Love is not without sacrifices – our display at the wet and rainy Nottingham Festival, England, June 2014

I barely recovered from the exhaustion of the long drive to and back from Nottingham, but its kind of nice to sit outside today with a cup of coffee and just looking back at the long journey I endured just to display some Indonesian traditional…

TIMOR ADVENTURE – A day in the Amarasi Kingdom of West Timor

TIMOR ADVENTURE – A day in the Amarasi Kingdom of West Timor

Baun, in the Kingdom of Amarasi, is a small town normally called kecamatan in Indonesia, located in the west Amarasi region of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara.  Baun is located within 246.85 square km, and the area is made up of 7 smaller villages (kelurahan Teunbaun,…

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…