Tribawana: The Inner Journey and Outer Practice of Batik


“Creativity is the source of knowledge”
– Agus Ismoyo

A 5-day natural dye batik workshop.
30 January to 03 February 2017

Space limited to 12 participants

Awaken your creative potential through Java’s ancient Three Worlds Creative Process with tradition keepers Agus Ismoyo and Nia Fliam at the Threads of Life natural dye studio and botanical garden in Umajati Retreat, Ubud, Bali.
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Eskayel and Threads of Life in Vogue

Incredibly honored to be part of a collaboration with Eskayel to create a new indigo ikat collection, which has now been featured in Vogue magazine! To browse the whole collection, head to the Eskayel shop. To read the Vogue article, click here. 

To craft these beautiful textiles, she partnered with Threads of Life, a fair-trade organization that works to alleviate poverty in rural Indonesia. It was a slow process, but the end results are striking. The new collection includes large floor pillows, bedding sets, and specially made frames to hang and display the swaths of indigo ikat fabrics. For a Brooklyn-based design studio, the beauty of Bali never felt so close.


Tea & Textile Tales: Our first Pop-Up Store

Tea and Textile Tales

We are bringing Threads of Life and tales of the spice trade to Biku in Seminyak for a special one-day only event. Come and learn about Indonesia’s incredible textile arts heritage and maybe even fall in love with a few pieces.

The Threads of Life team will have textiles, baskets, cushions and more for you to browse, so come in and talk to us about the places the textiles come from, the cooperatives that created them and what dyes were used.

Special Indonesian-inspired high tea begins at 3pm, along with a talk by Threads of Life founder William Ingram who will take us on a journey across Indonesia and through 2000 years of pan-Asian trade as evidenced in the amazing designs and motifs we see today.

Exhibition & pop-up store: 10am – 10pm
Reservations for tea essential: Rp. 110,000 p/ person (Update: SOLD OUT)

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Featured in The Telegraph’s article on Bali

A great article from The Telegraph focusing on Bali’s arts and crafts. To read the full article, click here.

Here’s what they had to say about Threads of Life:

“The crafts are often made in the rural parts of Bali, and across Indonesia. Ubud’s Threads of Life has beautiful batik and ikat sarongs that make intricate, decorative wall hangings. Profits are returned to the villages where they are made – 40 cooperatives on 11 Indonesian islands.”

The Telegraph- In Awe of Bali's Arts