Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Threads of Life

I was really interested in visiting Threads of Life in Ubud as I have been on their mailing list, reading about their efforts to sustain  weaving traditions in the Indonesian archipelago. It was an overcast morning as we walked up Jalan Kejang to find number 24.
Inside this small shop is work of museum quality.
Downstairs the pieces are hung gallery style with information about the origin, the motifs used and the maker. It was a thrill to be in the presence of these beautiful pieces.
A detail of Lau Pahudu Padua from Sumba by Tamu Rambu Hamueti.
A detail of Tais from Timor by Antoneta Sae.
Binding of the threads for ikat dyeing with one section open, revealing the white areas.


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