LembataBy : admin | June 12, 2018
Lembata is a beautiful volcanic island to the east of Adonara and is part of Nusa Tenggara Timur province. You can fly from Jakarta or Bali to Kupang, in West Timor. Then take a small plane to Lembata. Or you can take a two hours boat ride from Larantuka in East Flores. Lembata has been known for its traditional whale shark hunters and its beautiful ikat weaving.
Together with PEKKA (Perempuan Kepala Keluarga- Association of Women Headed Households), Toraja Melo works with weavers in their two centers, i.e. in Desa Lamawara and in Desa Lamagute. In Adonara and Lembata there is a total of around 850 PEKKA weavers.