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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Monthly Highlights: October 2016 Part 2

October was a busy month for Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) in Indonesia. From celebrating Halloween in all kinds of creative ways to hosting neighborhood jam sessions, ETAs have found many ways to connect with members of their communities. In the second part of this two-part series, read more about what ETAs across Indonesia were…

Christal Clemens and her "choir of angels."

Monthly Highlights: October 2016 Part 1

Every month, Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) submit highlights of activities completed with their community the prior month. An ETA’s community includes his/her students, fellow teachers, neighbors, and fellow ETA in the region (sitemate). Since October is most commonly associated with Halloween, Indonesiaful published Halloween-specific highlights earlier this month. Now read about what ETAs have…