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Indonesian art of twisting July 17, 2017 – Posted in: Blog, Travel, World

Filigree is an ancient technique of twisting fine wires to create a delicate lace effect. The technique can be traced back for thousands of years. The artisans in Asia are the modern masters of the Art. Filigree experts spend many years perfecting their skills. The work is so intricately detailed, each hand made piece involves many hours, sometimes days of work. Treasure Tower Harmony necklace, Frelia collection The art may be said to consist in… Continue reading
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Lady Beth September 9, 2016 – Posted in: Travel, Uncategorized, World

  Lady Beth. I first met Beth many years ago, she lives on Timor, a small island in far eastern Indonesia. I had hurt my back and was directed back into the village to find an elder who knew the body and could try help. Beth is somewhere over 80, and surprisingly strong for someone so small. Has had 8 children. Does not speak Bahasa Indonesia, only her local dialect. She still goes everyday to…

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Nepalese man Carrying 105kg – Posted in: Blog, Travel, Uncategorized, World

  In a land so steep, many items of value are transported by people. Rice and kerosene may go by yak or mule. But often man carries items with higher value. When I met this man I was walking down a hill that nearly broke me a week earlier. 3hrs it took me to go up, with my mere 20kg pack, at the top I managed to stumble on for another couple of hours but…

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