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Behind the Scenes – Balinese Ceremonial Umbrellas

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What are Balinese ceremonial umbrellas?

Bali umbrellas are used as part of traditional hindu ceremonies in Bali. They are said to date back to around the 13th century when they were introduced to Bali during the Majapahit era. The color of the umbrella reflects the type of ceremony occurring. The umbrellas are always in alignment and orientated towards Gunung Agung; the sacred mountain on Bali. if you are visit temples in Bali you will see them positioned around the compounds to various shrines.

How are they made? See the process below

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Steps 01 & 02

Cut & Lathe

The bamboo is cut to the required measurements and lathe to make tube shape.
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Step 03

Frame making

The cut and shaped bamboo is used to make the frames.
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Step 04

Treatment bath

The bamboo frames are dipped into a treatment bath for 1-2 weeks
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Step 05

Weaving

Weave the threads under the frames
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Painting

The frames and details are painted and left to dry
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Sewing

The fabric is cut to shape, attached to the frame and sewn
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Step 08

Accessories

Setting the sides accessories (threads, tassels, etc). And its ready to be enjoyed
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