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Online Virtual Tour - Flores Tribal Woven Fabrics


Nusa Tenggara Timur
2 Hours
up to 10 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

Flores offers unique woven fabrics for textile lovers. Women not only continue to make traditional clothes on the back of their loom, but also continue to wear them in their daily lives. There is a wide variety of kaleidoscopic designs - each region has a unique & enchanting textile culture, clothing style & motif. We will explore the extraordinary ancestral traditions from the "Bliran Sina" Cultural Arts Studio where textiles are the main form of artistic expression, which still plays a central

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Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Gerard.

  • 10:00 AM

    Watublapi Village, Sikka Regency - Maumere, Flores Island

    Enjoy the most interesting process of making hand-woven fabrics using hand-spun cotton and natural coloring. You will see and learn how the people in "Bliran Sina" Cultural Art Studio preserve their culture as an ancestral heritage that must be passed on to the younger generation.

    Flores Tribal woven fabrics still plays a central role in every important stage of their lives, especially in marriage and death. Some residents in Watublapi Village even commented: “without woven cloth, our children cannot get married”.

    There are 12 steps in all, starting from separating the cotton from the seeds, continuing to the dyeing process using natural color materials and finally weaving manually until a woven sarong is ready to be used as a dowry which must be handed over from the woman to the male party or to be used in certain traditional ceremonies or sold in the market. And you will also have the opportunity to have direct conversations with the weavers.

    Enjoy watching, you will be amazed by the people of this cultural arts studio!

Meeting Time

Timezone Asia/Jakarta (UTC +7hs)
Starting Times 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

• The whole process of making the Flores tribal woven fabrics - there are 12 steps in all, starting from separating the cotton from the seeds, continuing to the dyeing
process using natural color materials and finally weaving manually until a woven sarong is ready to be used or sold.
• Transportation Guide.
• Lunch Guide.
• Guide Fee.

What‘s not included

• Your Network Fee.
• Any expenses not mentioned in the price include above.

Important

This tour is available every day except Sunday and National Holidays and must be booked 3 days in advance.

Feel free to personalize above itinerary offer with Gerard.

• Meeting time will be fixed as per discussion with you, because we need to consider time difference.
• Videos may not work smoothly, in case of bad connection.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 48 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - less than 48 hours before the meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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