The indigenous culture of the people is indeed a very, very strong on the island of Bali. Everyday life of the Balinese people with different cultures is always showing the color of the local culture as well as demonstrating that the bali travel has passed through the flow of a long history. One of bali’s cultural heritage that is woven Cloth typical of Bali.
Balinese fabrics or weaving in bali, this one named Rags Cepuk Nusa Penida. Woven fabrics a sacred Cepuk in Bali as well as fabric Gringsing. Cepuk in Sanskrit means a canging wood is the raw material from the manufacture of woven fabric. This cloth has a pattern of many motifs with the respective meanings attached to it.
Cepuk cloth believed to have mystical powers as guardian of the obstacles in conducting the ceremony, as a holy place, protect people from the dangers of cleaning, mala (impurities spiritual), making themselves into more powerful and invulnerable (not impaled by weapons), play a role in the science of magic and the healer and raises the typical art elements.
The colors used by the Balinese fabrics have the symbol color of the corners of the eye of the wind is believed to be the local community. Yellow in the West symbolises the God Mahadeva, red symbolizes the God Brahma in the South, white in the East symbolizes the God Ishvara, black North symbolizes Lord Vishnu and the overall mix of the colors symbolize the Deity Shiva in the middle. Although produced in some areas in Bali, typical Cepuk Nusa Penida has its own characteristics of the yarns used.
Balinese Woven fabric Cepuk consists of some type, and each type has different uses in a religious ceremony, as follows:
- Cepuk Ngawis, woven fabric worn during the ceremony pitra yajna (cremation).
- Cepuk Tangi Gede, woven fabric worn by the entire Middle child’s brother and sister died (cremation ceremony).
- Cepuk Liking Spikes, worn by men in the tooth.
- Cepuk Amethyst, worn by women in the tooth.
- Cepuk Sudamala, Cepuk cloth used to clean themselves.
- Cepuk brackets, is the fabric of Cepuk that can be used in a typical day.
The color selection could use chemicals or natural substances made from the leaves, fruit and root crops. Price is also different. Scarf valued at Rp 100,000 to Rp 200,000. While prices for woven fabric’s width between Rp 400,000 to Rp 1.2 million.