On Indonesia's Sumba island, the motifs displayed on traditional textiles produced by its weavers often depict animals, including the area's famed Sandalwood breed of horses.
Left: A horse grazes on a field in Kanatang district. Right: A horse's skull is pictured at a field in Hamba Praing village.
Sumba is in Indonesia's third poorest province of East Nusa Tenggara, which is also the driest region of the archipelago.
Indonesia's meteorology agency said conditions were being made more extreme by the strongest Indian Ocean Dipole - the difference in sea temperatures across the ocean - in a century that can cause drier weather in Southeast Asia and Australia.
"The increase of temperatures in Indonesia is proof of global warming," said agency official Supari, who uses one name, noting Sumba was one of the most vulnerable areas.
Left: Noti and Ranjawali prepare to hand weave a traditional Sumba Ikat textile at Atma La Kanatang, their weaving house. Right: A traditional handwoven Sumba Ikat textile.
As the drought ravages the village, Ranjawali and his wife, Maria Babang Noti, are forgoing seeds to buy more yarn for the lengthy process of weaving intricate Sumba Ikat textile.
"The horses easily get ill. They don't have anything in their stomach. Every year, there are always deaths," said Ndaha.
PHOTO EDITING MARIKA KOCHIASHVILI; WRITING Stanley Widianto; EDITING Ed Davies, William Maclean; LAYOUT JULIA DALRYMPLE