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Western North Carolina Fiber/Handweavers Guild

Asian Textile Studies 2020 Tour

  • 9 Jun 2019 1:11 PM
    Message # 7568441
    Sheila Leverson (Administrator)

    (this was an email from Sue Richardson, sent to the guild)

    For several years we have been leading an annual Textile Tour around the stunning Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia, which stretch eastwards from Bali. Next year’s tour will again take place in May and will be our most extensive itinerary to date.

    We will be offering an optional 4 day pre-cruise tour on Timor and Flores, followed by a 12 day cruise taking in the islands of Flores, Lembata, Ternate, Alor, Pantar, Savu, Raijua, Sumba and Rinca.

    Every day we will be visiting weaving communities, enjoying exclusive demonstrations of their spinning, dyeing and weaving techniques – including the fascinating supplementary warp used on Sumba in which the patterns are recorded on sticks.

    This is also a great trip for those whose partners are not addicted to textiles as we sail through spectacular scenery, visit some amazing villages, get to see inside clan houses, enjoy snorkelling and a beach barbecue, and meet royalty - not to mention the Komodo dragons! 

    There are a limited number of cabins available for this small group tour, and full details can be found on our website here

    http://www.asiantextilestudies.com/tour.html

    please see the attached file for more information

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