Gringsing kain from Tenganan Village, West Bali (Photo by Murni Ridha)

Rejecting Misfortune with Gringsing

Beyond the simple colours of Balinese weavings

Left: Bali Aga traditional house in Tenganan (Photo by Nurdiyansah Dalidjo) | Right: welcome sign at the village entrance (Photo by Murni Ridha)

The Origins of Gringsing

Members of the Bali Aga community in Tenganan prepare for a village cleansing ceremony (Photo by Nurdiyansah Dalidjo)
Left: Bli Wayan shows gringsing fabric | Centre: Close-up of gringsing | Right: The resist-dyed thread used in double ikat weaving (Photos by Murni Ridha)

The Double-Ikat Technique

Setting up the loom for weaving gringsing cloth (Photo by Murni Ridha)
Bli Wayan’s wife weaving gringsing cloth (Photo by Murni Ridha)
Left: undyed cotton yarn | Right: strands of naturally-dyed yarn used in gringsing fabric (Photos by Nurdiyansah Dalidjo)

Rejecting Misfortune

The weaving of gringsing cloth (Photo by Murni Ridha)
Photograph of a young girl wearing gringsing cloth as a chest-wrap (Photo by Murni Ridha)
A group of teenage girls at a ceremony in Tenganan (Photo by Nurdiyansah Dalidjo)
Flower offerings dedicated to gods or goddesses and ancestors. (Photo by Nurdiyansah Dalidjo)

Telling stories through the indigenous and traditional textiles of Indonesia.

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