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Online Virtual Tour - Flores Tribal Woven Fabrics


Nusa Tenggara Timur
2 Hours
up to 10 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

Flores offers unique woven fabrics for textile lovers. Women not only continue to make traditional clothes on the back of their loom, but also continue to wear them in their daily lives. There is a wide variety of kaleidoscopic designs - each region has a unique & enchanting textile culture, clothing style & motif. We will explore the extraordinary ancestral traditions from the "Bliran Sina" Cultural Arts Studio where textiles are the main form of artistic expression, which still plays a central

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Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Gerard.

  • 10:00 AM

    Watublapi Village, Sikka Regency - Maumere, Flores Island

    Enjoy the most interesting process of making hand-woven fabrics using hand-spun cotton and natural coloring. You will see and learn how the people in "Bliran Sina" Cultural Art Studio preserve their culture as an ancestral heritage that must be passed on to the younger generation.

    Flores Tribal woven fabrics still plays a central role in every important stage of their lives, especially in marriage and death. Some residents in Watublapi Village even commented: “without woven cloth, our children cannot get married”.

    There are 12 steps in all, starting from separating the cotton from the seeds, continuing to the dyeing process using natural color materials and finally weaving manually until a woven sarong is ready to be used as a dowry which must be handed over from the woman to the male party or to be used in certain traditional ceremonies or sold in the market. And you will also have the opportunity to have direct conversations with the weavers.

    Enjoy watching, you will be amazed by the people of this cultural arts studio!

Meeting Time

Timezone Asia/Jakarta (UTC +7hs)
Starting Times 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

• The whole process of making the Flores tribal woven fabrics - there are 12 steps in all, starting from separating the cotton from the seeds, continuing to the dyeing
process using natural color materials and finally weaving manually until a woven sarong is ready to be used or sold.
• Transportation Guide.
• Lunch Guide.
• Guide Fee.

What‘s not included

• Your Network Fee.
• Any expenses not mentioned in the price include above.

Important

This tour is available every day except Sunday and National Holidays and must be booked 3 days in advance.

Feel free to personalize above itinerary offer with Gerard.

• Meeting time will be fixed as per discussion with you, because we need to consider time difference.
• Videos may not work smoothly, in case of bad connection.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 48 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - less than 48 hours before the meeting time

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