Tag: natural dyes

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…

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…