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Weaving

lombok scarf weaver

She’s weaving a scarf.  It will take her about four weeks to weave that scarf.  If you visit Lombok, visit the Sukarara village, wherein all of the women weave.  They learn to weave at 10 years old, and cannot marry until they can weave all manner of weavings by hand.

Don’t worry, the men have to build a house by hand before they can marry.  It sort of evens out.

 


Super Sokka…

 

Super Sokka means “excellent tile”.  The stack of tiles, above, are roof tiles, made by hand, in a village Central Java.  We met the woman who was making the tiles – she presses out the mix of mud and clay with this medieval looking manual press – and she said that this was her job and that she pressed these out all day long, all year long.

And she seemed happy.  I don’t know if something that routine could keep me happy.  I also don’t know if something that routine actually makes her happy, or if she was just smiling because a couple of expats found what she does so interesting.