This handspun cotton scarf is the beginning of a revival project with cotton and natural dye farmers, spinners and weavers along with batik artists in Tuban East Java and Threads of Life in Bali. Together we aim to continue to produce high quality natural dyed traditional batik textiles while generating income for more than 100 families.
The motif on this textiles is called sri guntingan which is a swallow with a tail open like a scissors. These birds live in banyan trees and fly in large numbers – suggesting abundance and good luck.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Batik, single panel, twisted fringe, handspun cotton, natural dyes. Woven and batiked in Tuban, natural dyes by Threads of Life dye studio Ubud, Bali. 2019. Size 206 x 52 cm / 81 x 20.5 in
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We work directly with over 1,000 women in more than 35 groups on 12 Indonesian islands from Kalimantan to Timor
We empower women’s enterprises and put money directly into women’s hands where it best ensures their households’ welfares.
Our cultural and technical support moves weavers to great pride of ownership, inspiring the extraordinary quality of their work.
Dye plant use perpetuates a sustainable relationship with the land, and helps a community prioritize conservation.