Entries by D Bali

SILK

                                         Silk cocoons and mulberry leaves at a silk weaving village in Laos.   In the West there is a sense that “silk” is very delicate.  Silk, in fact, is a protein fiber like our hair. […]

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Isan Silk Ikat Weavers

For many years I have been working with a very special silk weaving studio in Isan (Thailand), just near the Mekong River. Many of the residents share ancestry and cultural history with the Laotions just across the river. This includes their long tradition of raising, spinning, and weaving beautiful silks.

Bali Buddhas

The stone carvers on Bali and Java are descendants of the stonemasons who built the fabulous 8th century Borobodur near Yogjakarta on Java. The village of Batubulan (Moon Stone) is on the route from the airport in south Bali up to Ubud. There you will find the largest selection in a short distance of road.

Bali Lah

   The ten day Balinese Hindu “upacara” (ceremony) named GALUNGAN-KUNINGAN begins Wednesday, February 8th with Galungan and ends on Saturday February 11th with Kuningan. During the time the Balinese belief is that the ancestral spirits return to visit their living relatives for praying and festivities. You will see “pendjors” in front of every house in […]