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GERINGSING
 
The Geringsing is Bali and has always been very rare and expensive. Many stories have been told about it: they say that human blood is needed in order to acquire its deep rich color. However, it is actually dyed using red sunti root bark and taum or indigo.

Made of cotton yarn, geringsing is usually embellished with motifs of geometrical or floral patterns. The most well-known geringsing is the geringsing wayang.

If you want to buy a geringsing, Tenganan is the worst place to start, as the villagers here would never sell you their sacred cloth. What is available is usually bought from outside to be sold at outrageous prices to unsuspecting tourists. considered sacred throughout

A number of places specialise in new ikat cloths. Singaraja in north Bali is renowned as home of the best ikat. Gianyar has many ikat factories with hundreds of women still weaving by hand. Sideman, on the way to Besakih Temple, also has a famous factory. If you are looking for a bargain, try Denpasar market.

Nowadays, ikat is rarely made from woven silk but from cotton or rayon. Colours are usually very bright and many of the motifs are new. To test the quality, find out if the colors faded or the cloth shrinks
 
 
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