Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tenganan Village

Today we visited a native Balinese Village called Tenganan. It is one of the two only true Balinese
Villages. It is known for it's textile, specifically double ikat technique. There are currently about 625 people in the village. If people within the village marry people outside the village they are not allowed to stay in the village. That's the way of the village.
Dave in the jungle
Eunice in the jungle
Stella in the jungle
Tenganan Village guide
Tenganan alleyway
Tenganan chickens
Tenganan girl weaving a triple ikat sarong. Knowledge passed down for 21 generations. It takes a month to a full year to complete one sarong. None of these techniques are documented. It's all word of mouth.
Tenganan Temple where they have ceremonies and cock fights
Tenganan man carrying timber
Cock-a-doodle-doos preparing for a fight, staring each other down.

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