Adventures living as expats.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Janur Weaving with Heritage Explorers

If you've been to Bali, you've seen the beautiful woven Janur decorations that adorn houses, festivals, and temples all over the island.  Janur is the traditional art of weaving and twisting young leaves of the coconut palm.   
Janur baskets and decorations at a Hindu temple in Bali
The larger pieces are often used for wedding decorations
This week our explorers group travelled to a Javanese house where we learned the basics of Janur weaving.  Although I didn't master the advanced bird head, I managed to create 5 different types and even got a "WOW" from Jeff when he arrived home.
We looked like a group of ladies in a sewing circle

Star student!
Sadly I didn't win the Janur turkey that our teacher made...
Our new centerpiece.