From East Sumba with Love

Event10 August 2017

By Larasati Oetomo

From East Sumba with Love

“The thread that gives soul, the fabric that gives life”


Above is the tagline of Lukamba Nduma Luri, a photo, video, and traditional East Sumbanese tenun exhibition lasting from 6 to 31 August 2017. The event is held in Plaza Indonesia in celebrating the 72th Independence Day of Indonesia, as conducted by Yayasan Dian Sastrowardoyo, Samsung Galaxy S8 I S8+, and Plaza Indonesia. Any profit from the event will be the benefits to restore the traditional houses of Prainatang, West Sumba, as a joint project with Waterhouse Project.

A number of influential figures, businesspeople, and stars joined the opening of exhibition on 8 August 2017, presenting pride towards indigenous fashion through their styles.

left-right: DIAN SASTROWARDOYO & INDRAGUNA SUTOWO, IKE SUTOWO & INDRIANI ADIGUNA, CHITRA SUBYAKTO & AMALIA WIRJONO

clockwise: DIDIET MAULANA, MIRANDA GOELTOM, RUBEN PULUNGTANA, MIEN R UNO

left-right: CAECILIA PAPADIMITRIOU & GHEA PANGGABEAN, AYU ROSAN & DIAH PERMATASARI, MOZA PRAMITHA & RALINE SHAH

PHOTO: Febi Ramdhan (@febiramdhan) for HighEnd