Friday, June 25, 2010

This big blue planet ~ wild and wooly!

I am back from my travels to Bali! I had an amazing adventure with many photos and stories to share. This is a photo of me with Widi, a young woman who sold us some ikat sarongs. I gave her a Woven Voices prayer flag. What a beautiful smile!!

I also met Keduk, a traditional double ikat weaver from a small village on the eastern shoreline of Bali. Here she is at her loom which was made by her grandfather.

I purchased a small double ikat, which I decided that I will share with my husband Ben. He can wear it as a ministerial stole, I can enjoy looking at it!

The people of Bali are so happy, their smiles will melt any apprehensions you might have about being in a foreign land. Here is Wayan, the beach cabana boy from Bali Kana Resort on the Gili Islands, near Lombock. I gave him a prayer that smile!.

I came home and immediately went off to work on Cape Cod, here's the Mandala Community Weaving that we created at K.C.Coombs School in Mashpee.

But real life has invaded my immediate world. Our home was hit by a micro-burst squall yesterday evening. We lost many trees, have holes in the roof, power/phone/Internet lines all down. So for now I am unable to answer my house phone. I have posted my cell phone as my new contact number.  207-475-7083
Please be patient, I will get back to folks as best I can given the upset to my home/studio. And I promise more stories and photos from Indonesia!

Sumpai Jumpa!
new contact # 207-475-7083


  1. So glad to hear you had a great time in Bali. Saw the storms this morning on the news, sorry to hear it got you guys as well. Take care Sarah

  2. Wow! A fabulous trip and an, um, surprising return greeting from the Wind God. Pretty scary, too. Hope all is soon put right and the loom will be busy once again. Blessings, and glad to have you back!

  3. hi sarah. christine macchi passed on your blog link to me. i volunteer at MFA, but right now i am in surabaya. was in bali a few weeks ago. i agree with your assessment of the people here in indonesia - very friendly, beautiful smiles. we have been more than welcomed during our stay.


  4. Hi Sarah, I was given your info by a few of my blog friends. I just received an older Macomber loom that I need to restore in order to use. Just started cleaning it and trying to figure things out, as soon as I need some replacement parts I'll reach out to you for some help. In the meantime I hope all is well with you and your home is back to it's proper place, storms are always a surprise.

  5. Just found your post! Great blog. I'm an American living in Bali. I'm a huge fan of Batik and Ikat! My man is Indonesian and I have a few of his mother's traditional ikat pieces...they are divine! Just started following your blog...would love for you to follow mine as well :) Happy Blogging!
    From Bali With Love,