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Threads of Life

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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...more
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Jalan Kajeng 24, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
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All reviews beautiful textiles for sale works of art museum quality hand woven natural dyes weaving techniques local artisans textile shop traditional crafts bought several beautiful hand money goes buy something beautiful pieces downtown ubud batik class
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

I spent a short time here based on a Tripadvisor recommendation. It took a bit to find it but the collection and presentations were very impressive, if a little bit expensive.

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 1 November 2017

If you're interested in textiles, definitely drop in to this small shop which also doubles as a museum display. The staff members are really friendly and informative and there is no pressure to buy. It's especially interesting if you're at all interested in social enterprise....More

Thank AlyssaAnne
Reviewed 29 October 2017

If you like textiles head onto this shop. It is very small but they have done a wonderful job. Careful there are expats selling here so you may want to ask who made it or who supplied it. But then all hands are from Indonesia.

Thank 911RelaxTravel
Reviewed 16 October 2017

My interest in visiting Indonesia was to learn more about the beautiful hand woven ikat textiles that are still made using traditional tools and plant dyes. At the top of every recommendation list that friends gave me before my trip was Threads of Life. If...More

2  Thank Layne G
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Brilliant concept and wonderful experience. Highly recommend this place to anyone interested in Indonesian culture and/or textile art. Not difficult to find. Jln Kajeng is right next to Starbucks!

Thank BaliBeachFarm
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

A beautiful place that shows traditional weaving techniques. You can see and learn how the dying process is done. As a craft fan was fascinating and the staff had very interesting explanation. They support locals so it is a good place to buy beautiful hand...More

1  Thank Ella B
Reviewed 13 August 2017

What a beautiful shop! Lots of different textiles and historical context. Five of us went and spent an hour looking at each item. Exquisite pieces and reasonable prices considering the craftsmanship. Highly recommend!

1  Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This organisation works with over 1000 weavers throughout Indonesia. Wonderful display and information about the handwoven and plant dyed textiles. Check their website for information about the variety of workshops they run regularly nearby!More

Thank ArtWeaver
WillIngram, Owner at Threads of Life, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you so much - we try to give as much space to the displays with videos to help explain these time consuming processes of natural dyeing and using various techniques to help our guests better understand what goes into making these. We have some...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I stumbled on this small, part shop/part exhibit while returning from the rice field walk. What a gem. Absolutely stunning fabrics and pictures and explanations of how they are made. The women who handmade these fabrics are keeping alive the tradition of natural plant dyes....More

Thank TartanCat57
WillIngram, Owner at Threads of Life, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thank you so much for your comments! We just had a team return from Sulawesi where they traveled for 3 days by plane, jeep and motorbikes through mud to reach the villages. We are having so much rain this year everywhere so travel has been...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

This fantastic shop has amazing creations produced by artisans from across Indonesia and in turn provides them with fair prices and a chance to earn a decent livelihood. There are so many items to choose from for yourself and as gifts.More

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WillIngram, Owner at Threads of Life, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thank you so much! Yes, the women are continuing to earn more and more as the community's are now very interested in their own natural dyed textiles and are willing to pay high prices as well. To achieve the level of skill to be able...More

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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