Weekly Photo Challenge : Foreshadow

Grandma Panggao, 83 years old, the only yarn spinner left in Toraja

Grandma Panggao, 83 years old, the only yarn spinner left in Toraja, South Sulawesi

Indonesian traditional handmade woven textiles has been widely known for their beauty and considered as a high value art among art collectors from all over the world. Not only because the beauty, but also because of the essence of works of arts, which requiring a high skill and of course, time. Grandma Panggao is the last Yarn Spinner not only in her village, Sadan Village, but also in Toraja. Even reaching 83 years old this year, she still do her everyday work, spinning yarn from cotton that she get from her own garden, with her hundreds years old spinning tool.

Nowadays, young woman have no interests in spinning yarn, she said. With the progress of machine and textile factory, people prefer working with machine instead of preserve the traditional culture. Is this a foreshadow to traditional woven arts extinction?

Weekly Photo Challenge : Foreshadow

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