Sentra Tenun Ikat Gunung Mako

Textiles in Alor Archipelago

Ten metres off the road beneath some banana trees you'll find Mama Sariat Libana, mother of Alornese ikat, holding court or playing cards. Originally from nearby Ternate Island, she not only supports local weavers by providing this basic showroom, but is responsible for uncovering 202 colours from natural materials, including several kinds of seaweed.