Indigo dyer in Muara 1986, fig SR1.9, p111

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Threads of Life is a fair trade business that uses culture and conservation to alleviate poverty in rural Indonesia. The heirloom-quality textiles and baskets they commission are made with local materials and natural dyes. With the proceeds from the Threads of Life gallery, they help weavers to form independent cooperatives and to manage their resources sustainably.

Tribaltextiles.info/community forum - on-line resource for sharing information and questions about traditional textiles, their techniques and those who made them with a particular focus on southeast Asia.

Brahma Tirta Sari - Crossing both visible and invisible boundaries of nationality-ethnic background, the traditional-the contemporary, art-craft Agus Ismoyo (Indonesian) and Nia Fliam (American) have been working collaboratively to produce contemporary textiles in their fine art batik studio, Brahma Tirta Sari in Yogyakarta, Indonesia since 1985.

MAIWA Handprints - Maiwa Handprints, founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1986 and run by Charllotte Kwon, supports traditional craft through an ethical business model. They support the production of embroidered, blockprinted, handwoven, and naturally dyed textiles throughout a number of countries. Excellent website full of resources not only to buy but to view, listen to and read.  See their blog for up-to-date news.

Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada is a textile artist, scholar and inspired defendant of shibori (a form of tie dye) who has devoted a great deal of her life to encouraging the continued production of indigenous cloth. She lectures, leads tours and workshops, makes films and is inspiring wherever she goes - and that is: all around the world.

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