Women from nearby villages arrive at NIHI throughout the week to settle in at the Pasar Sumba near the Menara and weave traditional Sumbanese ikats, as well as bracelets, placemats, baskets, boxes, and containers made of pandanus or palm leaves.

If you are interested in learning this ancient art, they would be more than honored to teach you. Please inquire first with the Front Office so that we can make arrangements for you to join them.

Experience details

unlimited 1 hour scheduled