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You are planning to visit the island of Bali, you definitely made a good choice on that, as Bali has something that you cannot find in most other tourist destinations. Despite having welcomed foreign people from all over the world for over a century, the island and its people havenít changed their way of living, their habits, and their culture.

 

We are an experience working with indigenous weaving communities where traditional textiles are still being produced using natural dyes

     
     
Make your holiday in Bali become unforgettable, If you have any questions regarding Bali before you come here, don't hesitate to contact me, and I will be your capable mediator to the island
     

Textile Tour Packages

   

On this programme tour you will offer to meet the weavers and experience how the traditional textiles have been made. Please notice our schedule programme and feel the experience.

 

Time  :    9 am from your hotel
Price  :    Rp 600.000 ( max 4 person), the price included  transport & guide

Tenganan


Tengananís religious culture, Sekta Indra, an ancient sect of Hinduisme, has been maintained thtrough steadfast comitment to costum and ceremonies. Indeed, steadfastness is a hallmark of the vilage, which, nestled in the embrace of sourrounding foothills, was able to resist foreign conquest by neighboring vilages and Kingdom. Today, outside influences have increasingly penetrated the core of Tenganese life, often conflicting with traditional ethichs and treatening the once-strong social fabric. Many Tenganese now find themselves forn between pressures of modernity and consumerisme and the old wisdom of their parents and ancestors.

Thankfully, a few young people have realized the value of Tengananís traditions and have committed to revitalizing these practices before they are irreparably lost

Bali remained independent up to the 14th century, when it was finally subjugated by the powerful Javanese kings. However, some villages refused to adopt the religious and social customs of the Javanese. These people are now known as the Bali Aga, which means "original Balinese". Their villages remained isolated and thus became a culturally distinct minority. Tenganan village in east Bali is on of the best preserved of the Bali Aga villages. According to a rather colorful legend, the current village was founded in the 14th century, when the ruler of Bali King Bedaulu, lost his favorite horse. He offered a reward for the horse's return, and the animal was eventually found dead near Tenganan. The villagers asked to be granted land as a reward.

 

The King sent a minister to oversee the demarcation of the village, and instructed him to include all of the land where the dead horse could be smelled. The minister was accompanied on his duties by the village chief, who had cleverly hidden some of the rotting horse flesh in his clothes. Thus, the boundaries of the new village were quite generous indeed. The village is laid out in a mainly linear fashion, climbing up the side of the mountain. The main street of the village consists of a series of terraces linked by ramps. Many trees dot the street, which is partially cobbled. Public meeting places can be seen along the street, consisting of open pavilions. Houses present a fairly blank face to the street, but after climbing the stairs to a house and entered the door, you're likely to find yourself in an open courtyard surrounded by living and working areas.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sidemen

 

One of the greatest place in Bali that has strong spiritual aura is Sidemen Valley that located at Karangasem East Bali regency. Many temples of Hindu Bali, the majority religion of Balinese people, located in this village. This village located at the valley, sorround of many hill and most of the area is a paddy fields that irigate by Subak, the Balinese traditional water system for ricefield. The housing area separated with the field area, the housing area located at the right side from the road, and the field area located at the left side, that make this village very unique. The area is famous for stunning scenery, and a simple, traditional way of life.Sidemen village has produced masters of Balinese literature and Hindu theology, as well as generations of skillful weavers. For decades, or perhaps millennium, Sidemen has also served as a secluded heaven for the world-weary.It just severall homestay and hotel in this village, but you will not find difficulties for get accomodation for travel around this beautifull village. Many tourist, painter, and student from around the world has come to this village every year. In Sidemen you will find your place, get the absolute tranquility here.

 

Sidemen village located at the Karangasem Regency, east part of Bali , in the Sidemen valley is an idyllic place poised 1,400 feet up, on the slopes of Mount Agung , the highest mountain in Bali . Sidemen village is home to about more than 7,000 people, most of them supported by farming. The whole Sidemen village is spread out over three separate river valleys which encompass a population of about 27,000. All castes of traditional Balinese Hindu society are represented here : Brahmana live in Geria, Ksatria in Palace, Waisya in jero, and Sudra in their own house, and there is also a small Muslim population that the descent of former the soldier of Karangasem palace from Lombok Island when the Karangasem Palace subjugate it, which has long coexisted harmoniously with their Hindu neighbors

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pejeng

Pak Tjok Agung Pemayun known as Pak Tjok is developing programs in his village of Pejeng to build the local economy and community in ways that are sustainable and not dependent on tourism. After the terrorist bombings in 2002 and 2005, the Balinese economy has struggled, especially in areas outside of the main tourist centers. Pejeng is one of the oldest inhabited parts of the island and tourists do come to visit the old temples and archaeological sites, but it doesnít receive the overwhelming visitation and tourist money like nearby Ubud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pak Tjok has offered land near a temple in the center of the village for visitors to come and support local programs for reforestation, organic agriculture, education and other community projects. A large focus is growing natural dyes such as indigo for Pak Tjokís well-known batik studio where he employs several villagers to make beautiful batiks with these all natural dyes. They are currently seeking funds to finish a building that will house a library, computer, and rooms for visitors who can teach english or other skills as they learn about batik and help with the other projects
 

Textile Tour  Schedule

Natural Batik Studio in Pejeng


Batik is a resist dyeing process in which patterns are drawn or stamped on a peice of cloth with melted wax. When the wax sets it acts as a dye-resist, so that the waxed parts of the cloth remain unaffected by the dyes. The wax is then removed, usually by boiling the cloth, and the process is repeated over and over again until the desired pattern is achieved. There are two main methods to apply the wax: by hand, using a special tool for drawing with melted wax called a canting (pronounced "chanting") and with a copper stamp, called a cap (pronounced "chop"). In some cases both techniques are used on the same cloth to obtain the desired pattern. Traditionally the canting is used by women and men use the cap
 

ATBM textile in Gianyar
 

Gianyar was the centre of the biggest producers of woven cloth in Bali. There were several big weaving factories in the city .

A unique experience can be obtained if you make a visit to one of those weaving factories in Gianyar. As soon as entering the gate, you will hear somewhat bizarre music. If you trace it carefully itís the hit of non-mechanical weaving tools (ATBM) operated by women weavers.
Having observed the diligent women busy weaving, you may also purchase their works displayed at the showroom of each respective factory

 
 


Songket & Endek Weavers from Sidemen

Endek is weft ikat from Bali, which means that the pattern of the cloth is determined by the weft threads. Endek textiles have a long history of being associated with royalty, but modern production techniques have allowed endek textiles to be produced in greater quantities and are now widely available. Songket is a term which refers to cloths with supplementary weft threads, often metallic. Songket textiles are often stunning examples of the weaver's art. It is a term used to describe those textiles which are decorated with intricate patterns during a secondary weaving process. The production process can involve entire families or work groups. This technique is a very complicated and time-consuming production process. Even expert weavers usually refer to samples of existing cloth in order to properly "program" the setup of the looms. The results are spectacular and may be often seen when visiting Bali. These cloths are used in ceremonies and for decorating ritual spaces. As is customary in Bali, these textiles are never tailored, but rather are creatively draped, wrapped or tied around the body.

Tenganan Pegringsingan

Geringsing, or double-ikat and it is perhaps the most sought after. This is when both the warp and weft threads are dyed to their final designs before being woven together. With the exception of certain areas in India and Japan, this weaving technique can only be found in the small Bali Aga village of Tenganan, East Bali

 

Airport transfer to hotel :
airport nusa dua   us$ 20
airport sanur        us$ 20
airport kuta         us$ 20
airport ubud         us$ 25


We available Bali Tour Serviceus $ 50 per 8 ours, maximum 6 person, without guide.

Textile Tour Schedule | Price
 

Address : Pejeng Village, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali Indonesia
Telp : 6281337330944  

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