Bali

Ida Ayu Puniari

Ida Ayu Puniari
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In 1999, Ida Ayu Puniari began experimenting with dye plants, hoping to reintroduce natural colors to Sideman. Threads of Life connected Ida Ayu with dye experts from across Indonesia, who helped to perfect her techniques. She also worked tirelessly to salvage traditional songket designs that had been discarded as too complex or work-intensive. Today, the natural colors Ida Ayu developed and the traditional designs she recovered make Sideman songket particularly beautiful.