Preserving the Traditional Art of Weaving in Timor-Leste
The Maubara Weaving Cooperative is a group of women who have come together to revive the traditional art of weaving in Timor-Leste. The cooperative was founded in 2006, and since then, the women have been working to keep the tradition alive by teaching it to the younger generation and producing beautiful handwoven textiles.
The cooperative is based in the village of Maubara, which is located in the western part of Timor-Leste. The women of the cooperative use traditional techniques to weave cloth, which they then use to make a variety of products, including sarongs, tablecloths, and towels. The cooperative also produces handwoven rugs and carpets.
The Maubara Weaving Cooperative is committed to preserving the traditional art of weaving in Timor-Leste. The women of the cooperative believe that by teaching the younger generation the skills of weaving, they can help to keep the tradition alive for future generations.
The Maubara Weaving Cooperative is a great place to pick up some hand-woven baskets, hanging mobiles, and other beautiful items made by the cooperative’s women members. The cooperative is located on the waterfront, across from the Maubara Fort, and the vendors are very friendly and happy to chat with you about their products.
Location: Maubara, Liquica