Bali Natural Dye Batik Lesson
Indonesia has a long and rich tradition of producing some of the world’s most beautiful and beloved fabrics. This incredible tour takes you on a walk through a very special garden –– one that grows plants which will then be turned into natural dyes for batik fabrics. Learn all about traditional Indonesian textile processes on a tour that’s one part culture and one part craft.
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 9:00 AM
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- Offered in English
The island of Bali, Indonesia is full of beauty, tradition, spirituality, and the rich colors of nature. Powdery soft beaches give way to crystal clear waters teeming with life. Excursions reward hikers with mountaintop temples. Breathtaking rice terraces showcase how elegant the agricultural process can be. Then of course, there’s the art and cuisine… This vacation, don’t just go somewhere new — make time to absorb a different culture while you enjoy the destination.
How Natural Fabrics Get Natural Color
Threads of Life is a very special gallery and shop dedicated to all things Balinese textiles. They present to you this very special tour of how nature influences the fabrics we wear. Walk through the Bebali Foundation’s tour to learn how cotton, silk, linen, and other natural fibers will be colored by the very plants you’re looking at.
Receive a comprehensive overview of Indonesian textile traditions as you learn how cultivated plants are turned into dyes, and how these dyes then combine with wax resist techniques to form beautiful batik prints. You will even join in the fun when you're handed a set of utensils to create your very own batik textile that you can take home and cherish.
Culture, Crafts, and A Comfortable Vacation
Let Threads of Life and Bebali Foundation teach you about how the fabrics of our lives are really created. This cultural tour is just the beginning of the exciting things in store for you when you let your Anywhere Local Expert manage all of your tours, accommodations, and transportation. Spend more time discovering the magic of Bali and and less time on travel logistics with Anywhere.
What to Bring
Whatever you need to be comfortable for a 2-3 hour tour.
Pick up from Threads of Life to Bebali Natural Dye Garden and return trip. Your own batik textile.
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