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Threads of Life

Jalan Kajeng 24, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
+62 623 61972187
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Authentic high quality craft

If you want to escape the mass market cacophony of the main streets in Ubud you must visit Threads... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2016
Flockula
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Perth
high quality unique products

Threads of life is an unique gallery in Ubud. You can just drop of the car at the beginning on the... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2016
michelacav2016
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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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 we commission are made with local materials and natural dyes. With the proceeds from the Threads of Life gallery, we help weavers to form independent cooperatives and to manage their resources sustainably.
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Jalan Kajeng 24, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

If you want to escape the mass market cacophony of the main streets in Ubud you must visit Threads of Life. The walk up the traditional cobbled street is a delight in itself. The small two-level gallery showcases the techniques and the finished products of...More

2  Thank Flockula
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Threads of life is an unique gallery in Ubud. You can just drop of the car at the beginning on the street and walk and enjoy peace and see traditional houses before entering in this little but excellent place. Here you can find a lot...More

1  Thank michelacav2016
WillIngram, Owner at Threads of Life, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2016

Thank you so much for your kind review of Threads of Life - we are so glad you came by to see the remarkable work of the weavers. Our team has just returned from Sumba and we will soon have some beautiful indigo blue ikats...More

Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

If you are visiting Ubud make sure you don't miss Threads Of Life located in Jalan Kajang. This beautiful shop has gorgeous hand-made articles for sale by local artisans. I bought some cute batik clove scented drawer fresheners and a beautiful navy batik shirt as...More

1  Thank AMANDA F
WillIngram, Owner at Threads of Life, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2016

Thank for coming to visit us at Threads of Life and I'm glad you find some nice presents for your family. Please come and visit us again next time you are in Ubud; we always have new items coming in from the communities we work...More

Reviewed 20 November 2015

Out of all the ethical textile shops in Ubud, Threads of Life is probably the best marketed one and once you are there, you can see why. Two levels of textile histories + stories of the weavers and what the art of textile making means...More

2  Thank AqilahZailan
WillIngram, Owner at Threads of Life, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2015

Thank you so much for your review. We feel that telling the story is what Threads of Life is all about - we are just going to be introducing a new Purchase Card to give those who purchase a textile with the weavers photo and...More

Reviewed 28 October 2015

Threads of Life is a textile centre found off the main streets of chaotic Ubud and is well worth a visit if you are at all interested in Indonesian arts and crafts. This simple gallery in a quiet lane features a wide range of exquisite...More

2  Thank Maggie D
WillIngram, Owner at Threads of Life, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2015

Thank you for your kind review - the work of the women radiates in the Threads of Life Gallery - the dyes are the best they have been in years along with the quality of ikat and clarity of motif - and best of all...More

Reviewed 26 October 2015

I went to Threads of Life in hope of being directed to a place that I could observe some batik fabric production. The staff was so helpful. They directed me to one of their classes that are done through the Bebali Foundation at a site...More

1  Thank Kathren805
WillIngram, Owner at Threads of Life, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2015

Thank you so much for you review - we just renovated our display and put in tablets so that our visitors can see short clips of how different techniques are made as well as a really interesting more lengthy video that shows how the Kalimantan...More

Reviewed 14 October 2015

I went with a group of friends to Ubud where we visited Threads of Life studio and listened to a fabulous talk about the history and significance of textiles in Indonesia. While there we signed up for a fabulous lesson in batik/indigo with the studio...More

2  Thank Lena T
WillIngram, Owner at Threads of Life, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2015

When I feel a bit crazy at the office - I make sure I find something I must do at Threads of Life - as I find the energy of the gallery so soothing and uplifting and that is after 14 years! I am so...More

Reviewed 13 October 2015

I was mesmerised by the pieces at Threads of Life - what a beautiful collection of work they have in the store. The ladies were so helpful and friendly, taking the time to explain to us where the pieces were from and how different they...More

1  Thank roachy74
WillIngram, Owner at Threads of Life, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2015

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit at Threads of Life - we are currently hosting an exhibition as part of the Ubud Reader and Writer Festival called Vessels of Becoming - expressing how textiles, baskets, pottery all contain potential and creativity. If you...More

Reviewed 29 September 2015

If you are a fan of hand woven or hand dyed textiles you must visit this store/gallery. Beautiful textiles and baskets. On a quieter street in Ubud proper. Staff is very knowledgeable. The prices are good considering it's fair trade to promote the conservation of...More

1  Thank portiab
WillIngram, Owner at Threads of Life, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2015

Thank you so much for your response and my goodness Breadlife - of course the driver knows that on the main street even though it is less than a year old! Threads of Life remains on the street of Jalan Kajeng at #24 below the...More

Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Despite the plethora of shopping opportunities in Ubud, there is no place other than Threads of Life to buy authentic Balinese textiles. The proceeds support the continuance of traditional Balinese textile arts. The pieces are displayed beautifully and it is difficult to choose. This is...More

1  Thank sasnhe
WillIngram, Owner at Threads of Life, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and for noting the uniqueness of what we do. We get this level of quality work by traveling a lot and spending time directly with the weavers all across Indonesia. The money goes straight from...More

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Chanda B
16 October 2016|
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Response from WillIngram | Property representative |
Hi Chanda - it is possible to visit some of the places that weavers work - as the above says - Sideman and Tenganan are two such places. It takes more time and effort to get to any of the other areas we work as they are... More
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