This textile called saudan was made by weavers in Nusa Penida, a small island off of the east coast of Bali. A saudan textile is among the most sacred of the textiles known as bebali textiles. Bebali textiles are used in life transition ceremonies and purification ceremonies (mecaru).
A Saudan is also worn as a shoulder sling to carry a young child. The textile is made from cotton and uses all natural dyes. Nusa Penida textiles are considered amongst the most powerful textiles woven in Bali as the island is believed to be the home of strong spirits. The word saud means unevenly woven.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Floating warp, single panel, commercial cotton, natural dyes. Made in Nusa Penida, 2021.
200 x 52 cm / 78.5 x 20.5 in