• "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."
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Cepuk textile, cotton Nusapenida - size: 81 x 125 cm

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

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

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  1. © All textiles and photographs: Karin Sukarya
  2. © All textiles and photographs: Karin Sukarya