Here you will find a selection of handwoven scarves from the Women’s Co-ops that loosely operate among the islands of Alor and NDAO. These are islands near Timor and are accessible either by a short plane ride or an adventurous ferry journey.
All of these unique weavings are created in the traditional method on a simple backstrap loom. In Alor the weavers use a combination of dyes including natural dyes from the land and sea and depicting the symbols that make their Island life special. Whereas in NDAO the art of natural dyes has been replaced almost completely with the use of aniline dyes.