Event: Textile Tour and Cruise of the Lesser Sunda Islands 2016

Richardsons' Indonesia Trip 2016 Event dates: 19 – 30 May 2016

OATG members David and Sue Richardson will again be leading a textile tour of the Lesser Sunda Islands in 2016.  They will be exploring some of the most beautiful islands of Indonesia – Flores, Lembata, Alor, Timor, Savu, Sumba and Rinca – from the comfort  of the beautiful Ombak Putih. This fabulous tour, limited to just 22 participants, uses a traditional boat, but with all of the modern comforts including air-conditioned en-suite cabins. The cruise will start from Maumere on the island of Flores on 19 May and end at Labuan Bajo (also on Flores) on 30 May. Both towns are easily accessed by short flights from Bali.

Days will be spent exploring weaving villages and learning about natural dyeing techniques, plus of course some time for snorkelling and relaxing on deck. Each evening there will be a talk on the people and textiles to be encountered the next day. There will also be an opportunity to see Komodo dragons on the island of Rinca.

The cabins for the 2015 tour (particularly the twins) filled very quickly, so if you are interested in this trip of a lifetime don’t delay. Download the PDF brochure here. You can also contact the Richardsons directly at hine.house@ntlworld.com

For more information and photos, visit the Textile Tours Facebook page here.

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