KAIN IKAT FROM BALI, INDONESIA
- 124 BALI
Kain cepuk. Weft ikat. Late 19th - early 20th c. Tabanan / Kerambitan area most likely.
- 214 BALI
Saput (hip wrap). Warp ikat. 19th to early 20th c. Buleleng, probably. .
- 250 BALI
Anteng (breast cloth). Weft ikat (endek) and songket. 19th to early 20th c. Buleleng Regency, a former kingdom in northern Bali. Probably Singaraja or Banjar. Note that this Hindu region has an important Muslim minority.
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The links above give access to detailed descriptions of all the cloths from this island or region in the collection. The full article on the historical and cultural background of this island or region is temporarily inaccessible. As dissemination of information on Indonesian ikat is one of our primary aims, you can be assured that full public access will be restored as soon as feasible. Should you wish to access the deaccessioned information for scholarly purposes, please contact us through the contact page.
As of this writing the best source of information on the textiles of Bali is Textiles in Bali by Hauser-Schäublin, Nabholz-Kartaschoff and Ramseyer - authoritative, very well illustrated, and likely to remain a classic. An excellent source specifically on kamben cepuk is Nabholz-Kartaschoff's contribution to To Speak With Cloth, A Sacred Cloth of Rangda, Kamben Cepuk of Bali and Nusa Penida.
Map of Bali
A detailed map of most (not all) of Bali by the US Army Map is found at the University of Texas:
Western and middle Bali
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