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Weaving a challenging life through bamboo in Tigawasa

  • Highlanders: General view of Tigawasa village, one of the Bali Aga (Ancient Bali) villages, located in Buleleng, Bali. The Bali Aga community lives in the mountains and their lives mainly depend on their environment and surroundings. JP/Agung Parameswara

    Highlanders: General view of Tigawasa village, one of the Bali Aga (Ancient Bali) villages, located in Buleleng, Bali. The Bali Aga community lives in the mountains and their lives mainly depend on their environment and surroundings. JP/Agung Parameswara

  • Delicately: A craftswoman weaves the tapuk manggis motifs using bamboo sheets in Tigawasa village. JP/Agung Parameswara

    Delicately: A craftswoman weaves the tapuk manggis motifs using bamboo sheets in Tigawasa village. JP/Agung Parameswara

  • Community living: Workers weave bamboo sheets in Umasendi hamlet, Tigawasa village. JP/Agung Parameswara

    Community living: Workers weave bamboo sheets in Umasendi hamlet, Tigawasa village. JP/Agung Parameswara

  • Handmade: The nearly completed tapuk manggis motifs. JP/Agung Parameswara

    Handmade: The nearly completed tapuk manggis motifs. JP/Agung Parameswara

  • Work of crafts: Ketut Dipet, 58, holds a traditional Balinese woven bamboo basket locally called keben. JP/Agung Parameswara

    Work of crafts: Ketut Dipet, 58, holds a traditional Balinese woven bamboo basket locally called keben. JP/Agung Parameswara

  • Work in progress: Workers put bamboo woven baskets under the sun before they start applying colors to them. JP/Agung Parameswara

    Work in progress: Workers put bamboo woven baskets under the sun before they start applying colors to them. JP/Agung Parameswara

  • Final product: A worker shows a keben with the nagasari motif. JP/Agung Parameswara

    Final product: A worker shows a keben with the nagasari motif. JP/Agung Parameswara

  • Work in progress: Workers put bamboo woven baskets under the sun before they start applying colors to them. JP/Agung Parameswara

    Work in progress: Workers put bamboo woven baskets under the sun before they start applying colors to them. JP/Agung Parameswara

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