The black and white poleng textile is used by the Balinese to wrap shrines, large trees, rocks or other auspicious objects. The black and white squares represent the complementary forces of chaos and order and remind the Balinese to balance these forces.
Threads of Life works with farmers and weavers across Bali to re-establish natural-dye and sacred weaving traditions and to revitalize the role played by these important textiles.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Plain weave, single panel, twisted fringe, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Dyed and woven in East Bali, 2021. Size 212 x 51 cm / 83.5 x 20 in
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We work directly with over 1,000 women in more than 35 groups on 12 Indonesian islands from Kalimantan to Timor
We empower women’s enterprises and put money directly into women’s hands where it best ensures their households’ welfares.
Our cultural and technical support moves weavers to great pride of ownership, inspiring the extraordinary quality of their work.
Dye plant use perpetuates a sustainable relationship with the land, and helps a community prioritize conservation.