|Mark A. Johnson Tribal Art|
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|Approaching Lembata Island, dominated by huge volcano.|
|Official welcome from the village of Lamalera, our first stop. We all were invited to smoke tobacco, chew betel nut, and drink some local made alcohol.|
|Local musicians play for their guests.|
Then some dancing.
|Other villagers enjoy the show put on for the foreign guests.|
|Several woman using drop spindles to pull the cotton into threads.|
|An older woman with her drop spindle.|
|Rows of dyed cotton threads, drying prior to weaving.|
|A woman shows a bowl filled with the plant matter used in making the dyes.|
|Indigo plants growing near the village, that will be used to make the dark blue/black color.|
|Several woman are setting up their looms to weave the Adat Ikat Textiles, similar to ones in the Special Exhibition.|
|Women preparing cotton for before spinning into threads used in weaving.|
|Woman wearing an Adat Ikat Sarong.|
|Other women wearing traditional textiles with others wearing imported clothing.|
|Children gathered to check out the rare visit by Westerners.|
|Village elder wearing a beautiful and rare supplementary weft designed shoulder cloth.|
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