Leah Diprose Photography

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 A Series: Traditional Weaving in Sumba, Indonesia

Come with me to a village in far eastern Indonesia on the island of Sumba.

This series documents the work that is supported by The Sumba Heritage Gallery, the center for the promotion and sale of local Sumba (Sumba Timur) products from groups of women and poor households who are assisted by the Inter-Village Cooperation Agency Working Unit in Umalulu sub-district, East Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Province.

Local products are referred to in the form of fabrics and sarongs of woven, woven, carved and jewelry. The superior product is the pahikung (non-tie) woven sarong with traditional Sumba Timur motifs with natural coloring agents and industrial coloring materials.

One single weaving can take as long as 3 to 6 months to complete the whole process.

You can visit the Sumba Heritage Gallery website here. For more information about the culture of Sumba, visit Sumba Information here.

If you are interested to purchase any of the above (all profits to Sumba Heritage Gallery), or to speak about working together, please contact me here.

You can see all my photos from this trip in The Adventures / The Blog here.