Balinese Batik showing another venue the artistic from the Balinese people. Their beautiful designs, inspired by religious mythologies, spread throughout the world. It is originally stimulated by Javanese motifs, dominated by ‘Wayang’ and other mythological characters. The contemporary batik artists also had experienced artistic paintings development and modern batik artists express themselves through various subjects, from objects of nature such as birds or fish to daily activities such as cremation ( ngaben ) procession or tourist attractions as well as religious and mythological stories, accompanied by modern interpretation.
Bali has amazing techniques of batik called ‘Ikat’ and ‘Double Ikat’. A piece of ‘Ikat’ cloth is woven in such a way that the ink is ‘tied’ in one of the two threads. A ‘Double Ikat’ recursively repeats this technique both threads contain ink. The ink will bleed to its neighboring area, and the result is a piece of cloth with distinctive subtle patterns.
Tenganan Village is known as ‘Double Ikat’ village. A good piece of ‘Double Ikat’ maybe take one month to complete it, and it is usually belongs to the family heirloom. Certain patterns, such as the black and white, checkered, ‘Double Ikat’ is considered to have protective powers against the evil spirits. Thus, they are used a lot to cover or to dress statues that guard the entrance to a temple or sacred masks for Barong.
It is beautiful art to see in Bali when you got holidays, where you just book your trip through a reliable travel agent. I believe your trip will be awesome and great experience.