Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles

This exhibition considers the making and use of textiles in Bali, Indonesia as ceremonial objects that operate within a unique Balinese Hindu cosmology while exploring the role of textiles as symbols of cultural resilience and continuity.
, 'Cagcag (backstrap loom), comprising frame, yoke, shuttle, blade/beater, reed, lease bar, string heddle, and loom cloth,' 2017, Bard Graduate Center Gallery

Ngurah Hendrawan and Ni Gede Diari

Cagcag (backstrap loom), comprising frame, yoke, shuttle, blade/beater, reed, lease bar, string heddle, and loom cloth, 2017

Bard Graduate Center Gallery

Permanent collection

, 'Saput (man’s outer hip wrapper),' Bali Indonesia, probably 20th century, acquired before 1980, Bard Graduate Center Gallery

Unknown Artist

Saput (man’s outer hip wrapper), Bali Indonesia, probably 20th century, acquired before 1980

Bard Graduate Center Gallery

On loan

, 'Shadow puppet representing Ardjoena (Ardjuna) the most beautiful of the Pendawas,' Bought from I Wara, Negara, Bali, 1938. Based on a model from Klungkung, Bali, Bard Graduate Center Gallery

Unknown Artist

Shadow puppet representing Ardjoena (Ardjuna) the most beautiful of the Pendawas, Bought from I Wara, Negara, Bali, 1938. Based on a model from Klungkung, Bali

Bard Graduate Center Gallery

On loan

, 'Painting, Kala Rau swallowing Dewl Raith, goddess of the moon,' Kamasan, Bali, Indonesia, late 20th century, Bard Graduate Center Gallery

Unknown Artist

Painting, Kala Rau swallowing Dewl Raith, goddess of the moon, Kamasan, Bali, Indonesia, late 20th century

Bard Graduate Center Gallery

On loan

, 'Wrapper for a baby’s three-month or Nelubulanin ceremony,' Bali, Indonesia, 1936–38, Bard Graduate Center Gallery

Unknown Artist

Wrapper for a baby’s three-month or Nelubulanin ceremony, Bali, Indonesia, 1936–38

Bard Graduate Center Gallery

On loan

, 'Langse (curtain), Semara is Asked by the Gods to Awaken the Meditating Siwa,' Probably Kamasan, Bali, Indonesia, before 1940, Bard Graduate Center Gallery

Unknown Artist

Langse (curtain), Semara is Asked by the Gods to Awaken the Meditating Siwa, Probably Kamasan, Bali, Indonesia, before 1940

Bard Graduate Center Gallery

On loan

, 'Female ukur kepeng (funerary figure),' Bali, Indonesia, probably 20th century, Bard Graduate Center Gallery

Unknown Artist

Female ukur kepeng (funerary figure), Bali, Indonesia, probably 20th century

Bard Graduate Center Gallery

On loan

, 'Carving, the stage of weaving cloth on a loom, or nunun,' Batuan, Bali, 1938, Bard Graduate Center Gallery

I.B. Adji Boen and I.B.P. Soentoelamn

Carving, the stage of weaving cloth on a loom, or nunun, Batuan, Bali, 1938

Bard Graduate Center Gallery

On loan

, 'Saput (man’s outer hip wrapper), decorated with a story from the Ramayana, depicting Sita, Rawana, and Laksmana, with Rama chasing the golden deer,' Bali, Indonesia, 1929–39, Bard Graduate Center Gallery

Unknown Artist

Saput (man’s outer hip wrapper), decorated with a story from the Ramayana, depicting Sita, Rawana, and Laksmana, with Rama chasing the golden deer, Bali, Indonesia, 1929–39

Bard Graduate Center Gallery

On loan