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Weaving stories of Indonesia, Episode 1: Lembata

We present our 2021 slow-ethical fashion collection, “Weaving stores of Indonesia, Episode 1: Lembata” showcasing contemporary women’s wear, crafted from hand-woven textiles from Lembata, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia.

ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER. To pre-order this special collection or for further information, please contact us via WhatsApp or email us at info@torajamelo.com.

Impact

We work with 1100+ weavers across Indonesia (NTT, NTB and South Sulawesi)
Our work has led to an increase in income of our weavers by approximately 550% on average
Till date we have preserved 27 indigenous motifs and have revived 4 motifs

Tourism

TorajaCustom Pricing
  • Stay with the Weavers by Sa’dan river, learn to weave, lunch cooked by the Weavers. Or stay at a 3-star hotel in Rantepao.
  • Stay with Suloara’ Village people, guided tour to Bamboo forest, snack & lunch cooked by the Village people.
  • Or stay in Banua Sarira (Dinny’s house in Batutumonga)
  • Toraja Cultural Night with traditional dance & music
  • Plus:
    • Sight-seeing tours, including a visit to the local market
    • White-water rafting
    • Attend ceremony, if available
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MamasaCustom Pricing
  • Stay in the Weavers’ houses in Balla hills, learn to weave, meals cooked by the weavers.
  • Or stay at a 3 star hotel in town
  • Hiking to a nearby waterfall
  • Enjoy natural hot spring bath
  • Mamasa Cultural performance with local dance and music
  • Plus:
    • sight-seeing to traditional villages & local market
    • Attend a ceremony, if available
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AdonaraCustom Pricing
  • Fly to Larantuka, then take a small boat across Flores Strait
  • Stay at PEKKA Guest House in Lodan Doe
  • Learn to weave and enjoy organic food, including the famous sorghum and corn, served by PEKKA women
  • Plus:
    • Sight-seeing to traditional villages & sandy beaches
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LembataCustom Pricing
  • Fly to Kupang, then take a small plane to Lewoleba airport
  • Stay at PEKKA Guest House in Kerubaki beach
  • Learn to weave and enjoy organic food, including fresh seaweed salad, served by PEKKA women
  • Plus:
    • Sight-seeing to traditional villages, smoking volcano & sandy beaches
    • Visit local markets for the famous natural dye & hand-spun cotton ikat hand-woven textile
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To make life better for the weavers & village people. To preserve & rejuvenate Indonesian art & culture, especially tenun gedog or hand-woven textile

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