• "Woven textile, silk or cotton with supplementary weft ikat decoration. Apart from songket weaving, Bali is famous for weft endek weaving. (The weft threads are tie-dyed, the warp is monochrome). End of 18th , beginning of 19th century, Buleleng (Singaraja), North Bali, was famous for the best weft ikat, woven with silk, and also created cepuk textiles, similar to the cotton cepuk textiles from Nusa Penida. The cepuk from Nusapenida is very rough and uncomfortable to wear – it is mostly used as shroud." (Noun)
  • hold; stay (Verb)
Alus sor
Alus mider
Alus madya
Alus singgih
Bali dataran dialect
Bali aga dialect

Usage Examples

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Tiang meli endek di Klungkung.
[example 1]
I bought endek at Klungkung

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Cepuk textile, silk - Singaraja - size: 75 x 106 cm

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The textiles shown here were produced in the Palace of Buleleng and some in Jembrana Regency between 1890 and 1920 by noblewomen and were restricted to the nobility.

Endek weaving process

⚙ Usage examples pulled from the Virtual Library

In Balinese:   Sami wargine nenten kaicen nganggen pangangge lianan saking kamben endek mawarna-warni sane mapakem pininget Bebandem.

In English:   Dangsil is an offering in the form of a pile of agricultural products arranged together to resemble a tall four-legged container.

In Indonesian:   Dangsil adalah sebuah persembahan berupa tumpukan hasil bumi yang dirangkai menyerupai balai yang tinggi.
  1. © All textiles and photographs: Karin Sukarya
  2. © All textiles and photographs: Karin Sukarya