Goddess on the Rise 2018 and Happy Earth Day!
Today we are celebrating Mother Earth and our feminine connection to her with the announcement of this year’s winner of our Goddess on the Rise search. Determined by public vote, the 2018 Goddess on the Rise winner is Tilita Renata. Keeping the weaving traditions alive in her community of Kabupaten, West Kutai on the island of Borneo, she is working with a forest plant known as Doyo. Molineria Latifolia (scientific name) fibers are transformed into beautiful textiles by Tilita in the traditions of her Dayak culture. You can learn more about Tiliti Renata and all of this year’s participants here. We are filled with gratitude for the goddess we see in all of this year’s participants. It is an honor to have shared their stories and to see their courage in stepping forward, to be seen, so that their light may help other see their own path.
Doyo plants are transformed into beautiful handmade textiles.
We will be sharing more about Doyo, Ikat textiles and Tilita Renata in upcoming posts.
Here are this years finalist with links, so you too can join in celebrating their courage, beauty and talent.