Periplus Editions (HK) Limited, 1997 - Antiques & Collectibles - 143 pages
In Bali, textiles are more than just decorative fabrics; they are imbued with magical powers and deep ritual significance. Gods, humans, trees, and even temples are arrayed on festival days in exquisite hand-wrought cloths, some of which rank among the most spectacular examples of traditional textile art in the world. In this illustrated book, three experts examine the history, production, and ritual uses of textiles in Balinese society.
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adat ancestors ATBM loom bajang Barong batik bebali cloths Brahman breast cloth Buleleng cagcag loom century cepuk cloths ceremony Chapter child colors cotton cremation Dalem decorated deities demons Denpasar divine double ikat draped dressed dyeing East Javanese endek fabrics Figure gedogan Gelgel geringsing cloths geringsing wayang Gianyar gods gold headcloth heddle rods high Balinese holy water house compound ikat Indonesian inner hip cloth Javanese kamben geringsing kampuh Karangasem keling Kerambitan Klungkung ksatria lamak magical Majapahit manufactory material MEB lic motifs Nusa Penida offerings outer hip cloth perada plaited poleng poleng cloth priest produced purified Rangda Ratu Ratu Gede rites of passage ritual sacred sacrificial Sanur sash sekordi selendang shrine Sidemen silk songket songket cloths South Bali striped supplementary wefts symbols Tabanan temple festivals Tenganan Pegeringsingan textiles traditional village wangsul wear weavers weaving weft width women worn woven wraparound wrapped yadnya yarn