Art And Culture

Bali Architecture

Bali architecture - house

Source: Tourism Information 2008 book published by Bali Government Tourism Office & Bali a Traveler’s Companion book   What is Traditional Balinese Architecture? Traditional Balinese Architecture is a combination of a balance relation between Bhuwana Agung (universe, the bigger world,) and Bhuwana Alit (human, the smaller miniature). This traditional architecture is a mix influence of the Hindu culture, Chinese Buddhist, and Megalithic culture. In several parts of Bali European style can also be found. These days traditional architecture is combined with the more modern design. Sources of …

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Bali Textile

Bali textile

Traditional textiles in Bali Traditional Balinese textiles are renowned worldwide. While admired by many for their beauty and sheer artistry, textiles also play an important part in the daily life and ceremonies of the Balinese. Textiles in Bali don’t just provide clothed, they also indicate the status and well being of the wearer. Women from royal families compete with each other to make the most beautiful creations using the most sumptuous materials.Moreover, man textiles were believed to hold magical powers, which protected the wearer against malevolent influences. …

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