Sole Oha is a Thanksgiving dance of the people in Adonara and Lembata islands, which combines movement, songs and stories. Toraja Melo takes the Sole Oha spirit to celebrate the lives and struggle of the weavers and to weave togetherness in the diverse richness of Indonesian culture. This book accompanies Sole Oha exhibition, which was held at the Jakarta Textile Museum on 18 November – 17 December, 2017.
Cerita Kehidupan Sehari-hari Penenun Sa’dan,Toraja, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia (Life stories of the weavers from Sa’dan, Toraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia) This book was published in 2014 as an ode of appreciation to the weavers of Sa’dan, Toraja. Most books show the products, but not the makers. However, this book shares the life stories of eleven weavers spanning three generations. They belong to six groups which have been trained by Toraja Melo from 2008 to 2014.
Textiles of Toraja, Mamasa, Mamuju, Rongkong Sulawesi, Indonesia This book was published in 2012 to accompany “Untannun Kameloan”-the first ever exhibition on hand-woven textile from Toraja, Mamasa, Mamuju and Rongkong in Sulawesi, Indonesia which was held at the Jakarta Textile Museum. Judi Achjadi, an expert of Indonesian traditional costumes and textile gives an introduction on the history of textile from these four areas.