Sarong & Tenun Ikat Festival

March 2019, Kupang, Timor

Sarong and Tenun Ikat are traditional hand-woven textiles of Flores and East Nusa Tenggara. These textiles are crucial elements to the communities here and are held in extremely high regard. They play important roles to mark various milestones for families, the communities and villages in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The Sarong & Tenun Ikat Festival was conceptualized to uphold the importance of this heritage to the communities of East Indonesia while increasing awareness and exposure to this unique and ancient art form in the eyes of the world. In partnership with NTT Regional National Craft Council headed by Julie Sutrisno Laiskodat, the festival will showcase the various styles and creations of the Sarong and Tenun Ikat from Flobamora – namely Flores, Sumba and Timor. In addition to beautiful textiles, there will be a variety of traditional dance performances including Gawi, Dolo-dolo Jai dan Tebe and traditional foods from each respective district. *Photo by Tempo.co

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