Artisans

Textile Residencies

This year Folkdays and be able e.V. a nonprofit organization for inclusive design education are tutoring the IKAT/eCUT textile residency programm of Goethe Institut Indonesia. In terms of traditional handcraft,...

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Color Silk from Cambodia

Color Silk from Cambodia

Cambodia has been the subject of a lot of negative press lately regarding working standards, particularly in textile production. Many high street fashion brands have their production based in Cambodia, making...

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The Kilim Girls

The Kilim Girls

  The traffic signs show 100 km to Iran and 250 km to Iraq. Yellow mountains, hectares of dry stone. Marvelous historic castles give a first glimpse into the long...

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Emilio for Tika Rumi

Emilio for Tika Rumi

Lima is a capital city of two halves. On the one hand you have districts full of sleek apartment buildings, renovated colonial housing, the Pacific Ocean, spotless streets, green lawns,...

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Bibi Hanum

Bibi Hanum

A long contemplated travel destination, we finally made it to the 'Stans' this year. Those in the know of Meet the Stans, the BBC travel documentary, will ask 'Which of...

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The Bodo Tribe

The Bodo Tribe

If you ever plan to visit the Indian state of Assam, you’ll have to forget everything you’ve heard about travelling in India: food and water don’t make you sick, the...

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Aymara Tribe

Aymara Tribe

When you talk to people who have visited La Paz, they all remember the view. When I entered the city for the first time all I saw was an endless...

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