As a tourist destination that is famous for its natural beauty, the Island of the Gods also has a myriad of rich cultural heritages, customs and traditions, namely in the form of woven fabrics and songket fabrics which are produced in almost all areas of Bali and the majority are made using non-machine looms. One of the cultural products of the Balinese people that is no less unique and interesting is in the form of rang-rang cloth produced by the inhabitants of the coral village, from the island of Nusa Peninda, Bali. Besides being used to meet the needs of daily life, the manufacture of rang-rang cloth is also used as a means in various religious ceremonies and traditional Balinese traditional clothes.
Rang-rang fabric is made from high quality yarn with a manual process, namely with a single tie technique. The material used to make rang-rang cloth is obtained from a combination of wool and silk. Not only displaying the beauty of the colors and attractive motifs, the rang-rang cloth also presents a deep philosophy about the life and belief of the Balinese people in nature, karmapala, and the tridharma of rulers of the universe.
In general, rang-rang cloth is made with a red background which is obtained from two types of dyes, namely noni root and sappan wood, and yellow color which comes from dried pomegranate skin. In the middle of the cloth, various beautiful motifs are added in the form of saksak tunjung flowers, grass questionnaires, and cypress trees. Meanwhile, the edges are decorated with julit flower motifs, daffodils, butterflies, and frogs. The most striking characteristic of the rang-rang cloth is in the form of a white line known as a pangoh taji or a kind of knife commonly used by cock fighters in cockfighting events.
Along with the times, the type of cloth that was originally only intended as a complement to rituals, is now widely used by craftsmen to make various kinds of clothing and handicraft products that have high selling value.
Bags of Rang-Rang Kain
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