Famous for their traditional whale hunting culture, Lembata Island is the largest island of the Solor Archipelago. The scenery is breathtaking, from the ever imposing ‘Ile Ape’ volcano to the palm-fringed bays to the vibrant local markets – beauty and excitement is everywhere. The beautiful ikat weavings are made from locally grown, handspun cotton using natural dyes. 


Cruises related to Lembata

Tribal Weaving of the Lesser Sunda Islands with David & Sue Richardson

Together we will explore the extraordinary ancestral traditions and amazing landscapes of the Lesser Sunda Islands, where textiles are the predominant form of artistic expression. Every region has its own unique textile culture, its own style of dress, and its own motifs.
May 2019
12 days / 11 nights

East Indies Exploration: Culture, Sea & Spice

Follow in the footsteps of the maritime explorers on our expert-led cruise from Flores to Ambon, through Indonesia’s volcanic ‘ring of fire’ to the historically-famous Banda Islands, lined with clove and nutmeg trees, and blessed with pristine beaches and vibrant coral reefs.
Sep 2019
12 days / 11 nights