Shelby Lawson models traditional clothing from Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi. This shirt is the Thursday uniform for teachers at SMA N 7 Kendari. As with most uniforms in Indonesia, this shirt was designed and made specifically for Shelby. The pink trim is unique to Southeast Sulawesi and is still handmade in the region. Historically it could only be worn by members of the royal family, but now it has gained popularity among the masses.

Fabrics of Indonesia: Part 3

— Compiled by Kelly Fitzgerald — Every year, Indonesiaful features current Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) wearing traditional clothing from across Indonesia. This year, we will continue this tradition by featuring members of the 2016-17 ETA cohort. While Indonesia is a vast country, the most famous fabric is batik. Batik is most closely associated with…

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Central Java Through Their Eyes: Video Blog

–By Michaela Chinn and Katarina Krueger– Kata and I wanted to show what a fun-filled adventure we have had while living in Central Java as Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs). We’ve worked hard to nurture meaningful relationships within our schools and communities and to learn about Indonesian and Javanese culture. In doing so, we have…