Tri Hita Karana – an exploration of Balinese creativity
with Threads of Life at Umajati Retreat, Ubud, Bali


08 – 15 June 2017

Participation is limited to 6 participants in shared accommodations at the Umajati Retreat.

Over eight days you will explore the roots of Balinese culture through hands-on workshops that delve into the resilience of Bali’s unique arts, crafts and ritual practises. Guided by members of the Threads of Life team, the retreat draws its insights from two decades of fieldwork helping indigenous communities across Indonesia maintain their cultural heritage.

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The Sweet Blue: A 4-day indigo workshop in Bali with Aboubakar Fofana and Threads of Life

aboubakar-fofana13 to 16 March 2017

Space limited to 10 participants

A master dyer from Mali, Aboubakar Fofana focuses during this 4-day workshop on the use of powdered indigo and setting up a fructose vat using entirely non-synthetic and environmentally (and skin!) friendly techniques. The workshop explains the setting up and caring for a fructose vat, and the choice and preparation of the textiles to be dyed. Participants will experience the difference between powdered and fresh indigo during a day spent preparing indigo direct from the Threads of Life dye garden with the studio’s resident dyers. A fermented indigo vat that Aboubakar will have been preparing over the previous two weeks will also be available.
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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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