Discovery1“The distinctive, ancient black-and-white chequered cloth from Bali known as poleng typifies the island’s world view about the complementary nature of opposites such as good and evil”

The Bud

2011-theBudmag“Ibu Dayu Ngurah Puniari is a linchpin in preserving Bali’s cultural traditions. Her speciality is textiIe weaving, and her focus is on researching its significance in the context of Balinese Hindu ceremonial rites.”

Field Notes Guam

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“How can I identify with the culture of my grandfathers and grandmothers and still participate in this modern society?”

In 2010 the University of Guam wrote a grant to bring a Threads of Life exhibition as well as a Traditional Teacher to Guam. The exhibit was to show the material culture of the remote traditional communities of Indonesia that Threads of Life works with and the sense of pride that these communities have for these cultural expressions as seen in the quality of their work.


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Meeting the Weavers of Sumba Face to Face

By Threads of Life Gallery Staff: Iluh, Desak and Lia

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(Left to right) Iluh, Lia and Desak. Our flight from Denpasar to Sumba.

We have been working in the Threads of Life Gallery in Ubud Bali as sales staff for the past number of years. We often sell textiles woven by weavers in Sumba so we recognize all of their names, but this March we had the chance to actually fly to Sumba and meet the weavers face to face.


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