Bali Trip: Ikat Weaving Village and Bat Cave Temple
The next day of our tour was a free day, but there was an optional tour to Tenganan, a weaving village, that we decided to go on. We started with a bus drive up the coast and past some really pretty mountains.
|View from the bus|
We stopped along the way to watch a traditional ceremony along the beach also.
|My mom and I watching the ceremony|
Tenganan was a very traditional village that is one of three places in the world that does the double Ikat method of weaving. They dye the thread using only three natural colours and the thread is woven using a back strap frame. It is a very meticulous process and we were fortunate to have the Chief of the village walk us through the steps. It gets the double Ikat name because both the horizontal and vertical threads are dyed in the pattern so precision is critical.
|Back strap frame|
|The intricate weaving|
|My mom and I holding one of the pieces.|
|hand painted eggs|
|Group shot at Goa Lawah|
|Entrance to Bat Cave Temple|
|The cave covered in bats|
|Part of the temple|
|Our wonderful guide Supey at the entrance to the family compound|
|The birth, marriage, nap, and death bed|
|The rice hut|
|Pretty sunset on the drive home|