In this section I have created space specifically dedicated to the varied textiles that are representative of this small but distinctive area. Over 120,000 people reside in an area approx. 70km x 70km. It is a limestone valley created from the Australian plate moving upwards in to Indonesia. This makes for very poor soil and the household incomes are supplemented through textiles whilst reaffirming a sense of cultural integrity.
Although many women no longer weave, the talent is still there, so long as we stimulate the appreciation of the wider community in these heartfelt textiles we will encourage this tradition to continue.