Threads Of Life

Agal from Nusa Penida

Agal

Nusa Penida, Bali

Nusa Penida remains among the few places in Bali where traditional dyeing and unique weaving techniques continue to survive. Its cotton weft ikat textiles are a rarity in Indonesia. This weft ikat agal textile features the motif of a crab which is found in the fields after the short rainy season on this small island. When farmers see the crab they know it is time to begin to plant their crops. Indicators from nature such as this are important to all indigenous communities.

Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth once sold.
Weft ikat, commercial cotton, two panels sewn together, natural dyes.
Ikat, tied, dyed and woven in Nusa Penida, Bali, 2020.
188 x 110 cm / 74 x 43.5 in