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Threads of Life

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Textile enthusiasts rejoice: Threads of Life is a tiny gallery and shop that commissions heirloom-quality textiles and baskets from weavers across Indonesia.

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Traditional textiles are not mere cloth, they embody identity, history and spirituality woven into the warp and weft, literally the threads of life. As the general market is becoming less discerning, sadly the quality of traditional textiles is decreasing. Producing handmade textiles is an expensive business, increasingly local buyers can no longer afford the high cost, and often only hire for important ceremonies such as weddings, reducing demand further.

Useful for napping. Photo taken in or around Threads of Life, Ubud, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

Useful for napping. Photo: Sally Arnold

Working closely with over 1,000 women in remote communities from 11 Indonesian islands, Threads of Life supports the continuation of local traditions and cultural identity whilst creating an environment in which villages can sustainably earn an income. Win ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)

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