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Visit to the IKAT Revival Project

ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE

Re-establishing A Village Cottage Industry

During the pandemic, many people around the island lost their jobs. Thanks to a unique local initiative with some international assistance, the long-forgotten artisanal craft of Ikat weaving is returning to the village of Pejeng.

Extra looms were acquired, and the village women bought cotton and silk thread at the Klungkung market. They began to teach each other the long-neglected art of weaving local Ikat. The result is that today, Pejeng Kangin has reestablished its Ikat cottage industry. Twelve women are clacking away on their looms in the village, six days a week!

YOUR VISIT

Usada Bali organizes a visit to the village of Pejeng Kangin where the head of the banjar community, Pak Made Astawa, will walk us through the project, while sharing the story of this extraordinary revival. In this friendly visit we will get to know the weavers and also enjoy a hands-on experience of weaving.

OUR HOST:

Made Astawa is one of the head chiefs of his village. He has a new vision of Bali that incorporates village tourism on a small, lowkey scale. Pak Made also identifies employment creation as a first priority. He is enthusiastic, speaks very good English and is delighted to share this experience with us.

EVENT ACTIVITIES:

  • Talk by village leader Pak Made Astawa
  • Meet the Weavers in their village setting
  • Explanation about Ikat, the weaving tools and techniques
  • Hands-on weaving experience

INCLUDED IN YOUR BOOKING:

  • Event activity as described above
  • Tea & coffee during visit

LOCATION:

Dapur Usada Bali, Ubud

Visit to Pejeng Village

DURATION:

Approx. 3.5 hours


A portion of your payment will be supporting the IKAT Revival Project

Please note that a minimum of 4 persons is required for this experience

ITINERARY:

11.00 – 12.00    Lunch at DAPUR Usada

12.00 – 12.30   Travel to Pejeng Village (Usada can organize transport at your request and cost)

12.30 – 13.00   Introduction from Pak Made Astawa: The History of Pejeng

13.00 – 14.00   Meeting the weavers

14.00 – 14.30   Tea and discussion with the weavers and Pak Made