Tag: indonesian ikat

LET’S SUPPORT SLOW TEXTILE PRODUCTION, AND HELP SAVE OUR PLANET

LET’S SUPPORT SLOW TEXTILE PRODUCTION, AND HELP SAVE OUR PLANET

LET’S SUPPORT SLOW TEXTILE PRODUCTION, AND HELP SAVE OUR PLANET. Keeping the textile production going is great, but equally important to keep the textile culture alive and to respect the environment along the journey. Our involvement is not just about encouraging ikat production for economic…

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…

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…

Exploring Alor, Sept 2016 – Digging up the secret recipes of Natural dyes.

Exploring Alor, Sept 2016 – Digging up the secret recipes of Natural dyes.

One sunny morning on a day in early October 2016 I woke up to the beautiful sunrise on the horizon of Kupang, West Timor.  I had been in Kupang for a few days now and stayed at the Neo hotel, a lovely hotel only a short…

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…