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: Talismans for the Road
An old silver talisman, rubbed smooth by hands and time . . . that's all I see. It's as though nothing else exists for a brief moment except this rare treasure around a woman's neck, whispering to me. The woman and I have never met; she is gently perusing Ibu inventory in New York at a trunk show last year. The necklace finally introduced us.
Brooke Jaron, I learned, had the same jolting experience 35 years ago when she first went to Japan. Textiles leapt off of dusty shelves and into her heart. In China, she discovered jade toggles, carved wood, small needle cases . . . ancient and rich in soul.