Photographer's Note

I found this traditional market stall in Maumere small town, Flores Island, and I just liked the brilliant colours of 'ikat weaving' and the arrangement.

Produced in many regions across the island according to an old tradition, 'ikat' - an Indonesian word for tie-dying fabric is found in a rich variety of colours and patterns, depending on the area, clan and purpose.

Textiles are made from hand spun cotton, normally using natural dyes include indigo and a rust colour made from bark and root of an endemic tree. Woven by hand, the process from planting to finishing being a totally female domain. Garments are worn by men and women as skirts or dresses with shawls or scarves.

This cool 'Sikka' woman, the owner was rather shy to meet the camera lens while attending to her customer

Setting: 25 mm, 1/50 sec, F2.8, ISO Raw 100, 0758 hrs

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