Thread of Tradition

Weavers using looms and other age-old tools to make cloth in their homes is a common sight in Koloncucu village on Ternate Island, North Malaku. For many villagers, the industry is their livelihood.
Using coarse threads hand-spun from local cotton, workers weave from morning to night. On average, it takes about seven days to finish a three-meter cloth, which is then dyed in a variety of colors and patterns.