Jumat, 17 Agustus 2012

Geringsing fabrics

Do you know about Geringsing ? 

Geringsing is a fabric or clothces that has a high historical of heritage from Bali in Tengan Area. 
Gringsing fabric is the only traditional Indonesian fabrics are made using the techniques and double ikat may take 2-5 years. This fabric comes from the village of Tenganan, Bali. Generally, people gringsing Tenganan has a centuries-old fabric used in special ceremonies. The word comes from gring gringsing which means 'sick' and sing, which means 'no', so that when combined into a 'no pain'. Intent contained in these words is as repellent reinforcements. In Bali, the various ceremonies, such as tooth filing ceremonies, weddings, and other religious ceremonies, performed by relying on the strength of the fabric gringsing. 

History of Geringsing

Based on the myth, the woven cloth originated gringsing of God Indra, the protector and teacher of life for the people of Tenganan. Lord Indra was amazed with the beauty of the sky at night and he describes the beauty of the motif woven through to the people of his choice, the people of Tenganan. God that teaches women to master the technique of weaving that depicts gringsing and capture the beauty of the stars, moon, sun and other heavenly expanse. Dark-colored woven fabric alammi Tenganan community use in religious rituals or customs and is believed to have magical powers. The fabric is also mentioned a tool that can cure disease and ward off bad influences. It states that an expert textile fabric weaving techniques gringsing is only found in three locations in the world, Tenganan (Indonesia), Japan, and India.

In 1984, Urs Ramseyer (1984) in his article titled Clothing, Ritual and Society in Pegeringsingan Tenganan Bali, Tenganan expressed the notion that society as a fellow follower of the god Indra is an ancient Indian immigrants. Immigrants is likely to bring the double ikat technique of Orissa through shipping or Andhra Pradesh and developed the technique independently in Tenganan. Another possibility is that the immigrants elaborate quotations from several types of weaving patola to be developed in Indonesia

Proses and Preparation 

Gringsing fabric-making process from start to finish is done by hand. The yarn used is the result of hand-spun with a traditional loom, not machines. Cotton yarn is derived from imported seed in one of Nusa Penida because only in this place could get one cotton seed. When finished spinning, the yarn will undergo a process of immersion in hazelnut oil before continuing to process tissue and staining. Immersion can take place over 40 days up to a maximum of one year with the replacement of the soaking water every 25-49 days. The longer the soaking, the yarn will grow stronger and more tender.
Candle nut (Aleurites moluccana) were taken directly in the forest gringsing Tenganan and fabric makers have to use pecan that really ripe, and fell from the tree. This is in accordance with awig-awig (custom rules) which states that a particular tree species (walnut, keluak, tehep, and durian) are grown on land owned by individuals should not be picked by the owner, but Hattush allowed to mature on the tree and then fell .
Yarn will be spun into a fabric that has a length (feed side) and width (side lungsi) specific. To tighten the weave, the thread will be encouraged to use bat bones. The finished fabric will be bound by the interpreter to follow a specific pattern of tissue was determined. The binding process using two-color rope, which is pink and light green. Each bond will be opened according to the color dyeing process to generate the appropriate motif and coloring.
Structuring process thread, binding, and staining performed on the lungsi and feed, so the technique is called double ikat. At ordinary weaving techniques, generally only the feed side of the given motif, whereas the lungsi just a plain yarn, or vice versa. Patterns made the fabric must be woven with skill and precision so that each color on lungsi will meet with the same color on feed and generate motifs that look firm.

Doc from Wikipedia 

You can see example the Geringsing Fabric at www.edelweissboutiquebali.blogspot.com

Minggu, 29 Juli 2012


Candidasa is a tourist destination located in Karangasem

 Candidasa is a better destination of the tourists who come to Ubud, located leadership the region Bugbug, Karangasem district. Candidasa famous Kuta beach through a reflection since the alike - each has a unsullied oatmeal. Valid is suitable for soak sports twin seeing opulent, diving and snorkeling.

 Candidasa is one of the easy pickings area that was developed commencing direction 1983. At original the style Candidasa is the pseudonym of a haven, the Pura Candidasa, located on top of a limited hillock and was built juice the 12th century AD

 The pearly sandy beach is positively named the Ravine of the will, but moment its expansion now the enactment of the entity and the beach is a soft touch attraction, since the will of the Canyon coast area of?? tourism various its patronymic to dash off lie low the name Candidasa shrine power the area.

 Natal charm that was developed thanks to a sailing tourism restraint substitute an possibility to perform variant activities, selfsame through sun ablution, canoing, snorkeling, fishing, trekking washed-up the hills, and that is not less lovely is the sensibility of stunted islands liability symbolize reached by underside fishermen distance ( boats ). Picayune islands are storing abeyant of sweeping underwater burgundy reefs and ornamental fish.

 One of the stories that became a myth about the existence of a growing Candidasa altar and is believed by local individuals is a statue of Idol Hariti located leadership a cranny at the bottom of the cliff of the barrow. Substantive is spoken that Daredevil Hariti narrated agency the beginning was a Yaksa in Buddhism who likes to eat the flesh of children. But after getting enlightenment teachings of Buddhism, the Goddess and then repent and turn to be protective and loving children.

 Goddess statue was sculpted next Hariti along with 10 people mengerubutinya children, as characteristic of the protective, loving, and also as a symbol of fertility and prosperity. Local people believe that the Goddess mother of Hariti means a lot to give gift of fertility and prosperity. Therefore the place is much visited and utilized by the husband - wife who has not been blessed with offspring to request prayer by bringing offerings dedicated to Goddess Hariti.

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Senin, 23 Juli 2012

Ubud Area

These Places in Bali must be visited for tourism!!!!
Ubud has a tourist areas are very diverse, from wana to tirta tour tourist region spreads over Ubud, including:

Sukawati Art Market

Sukawati Art market is where the sold goods art typical of Bali so that suitable souvenirs of Bali for a keepsake. It is about 20 km from the heart of Denpasar. In the art market this there are hundreds of vendors selling handicraft art gathered, ranging from wood sculptures, paintings, t-shirts, shorts, bags, sandals, and more. Motive was unique and distinctively Balinese

Ubud Art Market

In the area of Ubud Ubud Art Market exists or Ubud Art Market place that sells souvenirs typical of Bali. This place became one of the main tourist destinations of Bali for domestic travellers and foreign tourists. Fresh produce such as fruits, vegetables, poultry and snacks can be purchased from local wet market located in the basement of the building

Ubud has a tourist areas are very diverse, from wana to tirta tour tourist region spreads over Ubud, including:

Museum Castle Paintings

Is a museum of fine arts, first run by private, in Bali. Cokorda Gede Agung initiated Sukawati, I Gusti Nyoman Lempad and foreign artists who lived in Ubud, Rudolf Bonnet. Standing on January 31, 1956 under the auspices of the Foundation, Ratna, and in open News officially by the Ministry of education and culture, Muhammad Yamin.

In this museum you can enjoy art developments in Ubud, whether painting or sculpture. Some works of foreign artists who work in Ubud as: Rudolf Bonnet, Walter Spies, Arie Smit and maestro as I Gusti Nyoman local Lempad, I Gusti Made Deblog, Ida Bagus Made and more. As well as works of art in the Pita Maha.

Puri Agung, Ubud

Puri Agung Ubud is located right in the heart of Krisnakusuma city of Ubud. It is the administrative Center Of Ubud in ancient times, as well as the center of art and culture activities and indigenous peoples, held in right in front of the Castle. Mansion Ubud is still has the space and the building is maintained as the original. On the front page, after the gates, there are areas called Ancak Saji. Here are held once a week, dance performing arts for tourists. And every day, carried out exercises of various art groups of gamelan music in Bali.