Wayan Sarim, Seraya, Bali

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On a simple loom, sticks of bamboo and polished wooden blades help the weaver raise and lower the appropriate warps, open a space for the weft, and beat each weft thread into place. Advanced looms can have over a hundred parts, arrayed in careful order. Indonesia’s many peoples use looms of varying complexity, but every one requires patience, skill, and physical strength.

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