ON THE ISLANDS OF INDONESIA
AN IBU IS A WOMAN OF RESPECT
It is also a collection of luxurious garments and goods for the home handmade by women artisans around the world.
As they spin, dye, weave their stories in cloth, Ibu artisans craft more than beauty;
they craft their own independence, educate their children, lead communities. They change futures.
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Ibulliance: Pais by Pais
Climbing in the mountains of Peru, over steep passes and through orchid laced valleys, I stumble straight into an isolated family compound, complete with a pig roasting and a mother weaving. No one around for miles.
Mother shows me her skills on the back-strap loom, an ancient craft involving threads hugging your hips at one end and tied to a tree at the other. You lean forward to loosen the threads and allow a shuttle to pass through, then lean back to tighten and beat the threads into place.