Southeast of Waingapu in dry, undulating savannah interspersed with cashew orchards are several traditional villages, some with striking ancestral tombs. This area produces some of Sumba’s best ikat. Most villages are quite used to tourists, but it's hit and miss as to whether there are people around when you visit. Either way, it's appropriate to donate at least 20,000Rp. Be prepared for plenty of attention from handicraft vendors.