Threads of Life, Ubud

Saturday, 3 March, 2012

Threads of Life is another of my favorite places in Bali because it is a fair trade business that uses culture and conservation to alleviate poverty in rural Indonesia. The heirloom-quality textiles they commission are made with local materials and natural dyes and are absolutely beautiful works of art. With the proceeds from the Threads of Life gallery, they help weavers to form independent cooperatives and to manage their resources sustainably. In every market and from every beach vendor these days you can get cheap machine made Ikat but here you can get the real thing and support the artisans who made it.

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