Cerik langah literally means a cloth with spacing or openings. This cloth was woven on a backstrap loom and the pattern has been achieved with a slit tapestry technique.
Traditionally this type of open weave textile was worn as a breast wrap and used for ritual dance throughout Bali. The spaces are said to be the way that the dancer is able to shift between the dimensions. This textile is beautiful to wear as the feel is so light, perfect with jeans or with a dress.
Slit tapestry and supplementary weft patterning, single panel, twisted ends, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Woven in Pejeng, 2020.
226 x 55 cm / 89 x 21.5 in
Textiles and Their Culture: Adonara Island | Bali Island | Flores Island | Java Island | Kalimantan Island | Lembata Island | Savu & Rai Jua Islands | Sulawesi Island | Sumba Island | Timor Island
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