Balinese Textiles by Brigitta Hauser-Schaublin, Marie-Louise Nabholz-Kartaschoff,

By Brigitta Hauser-Schaublin, Marie-Louise Nabholz-Kartaschoff, Urs Ramseyer

Originally released in 1991, in organization with the Museum der Kulturen, Basel.
This electronic version released 2012

In this superbly illustrated ebook, 3 specialists research the background, creation and makes use of of textiles in Balinese society. Many high quality items are awarded, their uncooked fabrics and strategies of weaving and dyeing are defined, and the advanced symbolism and formality services of every are defined intimately.

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These included Tabanan, Negara, Mengwi, Buleleng and Karangasem. 3: Songket cloths with demon heads (boma), monkeys, female figures and the two monkey twins Sugriwa and Subali drawn from the Ramayana epic. Colored rayon threads on silk. Karangasem or west Lombok (Balinese), 192030. 280 x 83 cm. MEB IIC 19982. Among others, the village of Sidemen in eastern Bali developed into a songket center due to its close connections with the courts of Gelgel, Klungkung and Karangasem. During the reign of Batu Renggong, the governor Kyai Singharsa—progenitor of the most important noble line of Sidemen—was sent to Cabola (today desa adat Tabola, Sidemen), in order to govern a territory given the name of Singharsa and extending to Tianyar on the north coast.

13). 2: Breast or shoulder cloths (anteng, cerik). Endek on silk. Buleleng, Buhunan, first half 20th century. ; 252 x 41 cm. MEB HC 17574; 13992. At the beginning of the 20th century, endek cloths from Buleleng came to be produced without the addition of songket in small strips of fabric which women wore as breast or shoulder cloths, and in broad outer hip cloths composed of two widths of fabric sewn together. Here again some of the patterns, such as tiny, flowering trees, are reminiscent of the patola motifs (Fig.

The entrepreneur's risk and input were and are considerable, for changes on the market affect him directly. Prices have a marked tendency to plummet, and sales are dependent on the vagaries of fashion. The manufactory's production figures for 1988, for example, are only half what they were in 1983. The owner has been able to ride out the crisis by introducing new designs, particularly motifs from old Balinese and east Indonesian cloths. More recently, brightly-colored red checked fabrics without endek have been particularly successful on the market.

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