Back to the Villages is how I refer to a cherished dream to bring my book, Legacy in Cloth: Batak Textiles of Indonesia to North Sumatra. The project took place in June 2010. Only now, upon the conclusion of this project, do I feel that my book is finally finished!....more
Before, during and after my return with my book to North Sumatra I blogged about the project. Although all the posts are here on this blog the aim of this page is to pull all the individual posts together and list them as a set of links:
Pulang Kampung Contributed to Textile Revival
So much goodwill
The best thing
Sanggar Kreasi Batak
Meeting with the Indonesian Heritage Society
To do list
Market day in Merek
Didn't pay? It was costing money!
Glimpse of a good future
Piercing the Bubble
The longest day...
"When I'm gone..."
The Muara weavers in the opening photo
For a day...
The Last Day of the Project
Memorable moments with memorable people
A revolutionary act (for academician)
Back to Boru Panjaitan's village
Back to the Villages - the map!
Introducing MJA Nashir
and his serialised account on Facebook of the journey:
Menyusuri Ulos Batak, berkelana dengan Sandra
and, finally, the donors who believed in the project and sponsored the book gifts