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Threads of Life is a fair trade business which works in Indonesia, preserving cultural textiles through conservation and providing a marketplace, to alleviate rural poverty among indigenous communities throughout that country. The Threads of Life Gallery in Ubud, Bali, sells high-value heirloom-quality textiles and baskets made to an exquisite standard usually only seen in museums. Jill has collected several important textiles through Threads of Life, and recently acquired three pieces from their heirloom collection. threadsoflife.com
• Made in Karataun, 2019
Salandang Women’s Shoulder Cloth
This shoulder cloth uses the traditional motifs that are found on the red, blue, black sekomandi textiles. The black and white are drawn from tannins from Homolanthus sp.
The primary motif is called ulu karua which refers to the eight traditional leaders each having specific roles in the community such as ritual, land administration, agricultural cycles and social relationships.
Warp ikat, single panel, open fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes.
• 70″ long x 8″ wide
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