Balinese Batik and Weaving
Visit Tohpati to watch the entire Batik – making process from the designing, waxing, coloring and drying of the materials. It’s very exciting to watch the Balinese paint at the cloth. It’s not just simple structured paintings they are very skilful. Watch the production, weaving, follow the whole process and after that visit their shop and take a look at the beautiful cloth.
Bali batik, Tohpati Bali as batik tulis means”written batik”. There are a large number of Batik showrooms in the village where one can find the genuine batik. and the finest batik cloth known
Ikat weaving: Ikat means to tie or bind, is used as the name for intricately patterned cloth. It is an ancient art from tribes of Indonesia which has a strong ethnic identification.
Songket is an original Indonesian cloth with silk fabric as the based, and is patterned with gold or silver threads although these days imitative silver or gold is often used.
The development of Batik in Indonesia is usually associated with the flowering of the creative art around the royal courts. More recently batik has grown from an art mainly associated with the royal courts into an important industry with a number of notable production centers.
Endek Ikat: Nowadays the name of Endek become popular throughout Bali. Balinese commonly wears this cloth when attending or joining special occasion, such as temple festival, traditional wedding party and many kind of traditional activities held in this island.
Endek is one of comfortable clothing material can be used for formal or informal occasion. For formal occasion : Now many companies using endek as their employee costume. If you stay in Bali, you will found some hotel staff using endek as their costume. For informal occasion: commonly relating with relaxing condition or personal activities in Bali. The Balinese prefer to wear endek as their cloths, sarung, etc.
The price per meter depend on the quality of the goods, special pattern or motif and if they have to do more work with the customizing of the pattern / designs.
The largest factories lie along the Tourist road between Denpasar and Batubulan, Gianyar and Mas. Patal Tohpati is the biggest factory which is located near the Tohpati. Other smaller factories are to be found in Gianyar, Mas, Singaraja and Sidemen village, Around Gianyar and Klungkung Market.