Bali's Culture of Craft

Banana leaves, folded and filled with fallen flowers and sweet-smelling leaves, Bali’s offerings to the gods, brighten pavements. Overhead, handmade pejeng – bamboo poles – line the avenues. Once-in-a-lifetime occasions warrant special hand-woven textiles, deeply imbued with local meaning. Spiritualism and craft culture underline everyday life in our island home and Indonesia beyond – we aspire to spread these special messages.

STORIES FROM OUR JOURNAL

Maker profiles, cultural commentaries, artful film footage and mixology master classes – here we share the stories of Katamama and her island home, Bali.

Katamama Film #003 — Andra Martin on Light and Shadow

Katamama Film #003 — Andra Martin on Light and Shadow

Bold geometry, hand-pressed temple bricks, extraordinary dappled light throughout the day – Katamama’s memorable architecture is the work of Andra Matin.

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Potato Head Creator Series #001

Potato Head Creator Series #001

Over the past few years Disclosure have taken not only the electronic music scene but also the pop arena by storm.

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Cultural Concierges

Cultural Concierges

Carina, Gina and Wahyu are Katamama’s cultural concierges – the welcoming faces that greet you, the custodians of the hotel’s cultural programme and our ‘island insiders’.

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Tarum – Natural Dye Workshop

Tarum – Natural Dye Workshop

Amongst the verdant mosaics of Gianyar’s rice fields lies Bali’s largest all-natural dye workshop – Tarum.

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Beauty with Purpose — Canang Sari offerings

Beauty with Purpose — Canang Sari offerings

Every morning Pak Mangku and his daughter Dewi wake up early to make beautiful and fragrant canang sari (offerings) to place at each of Katamama’s three temples.

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Katamama Film #002 – Made By Artisans

Katamama Film #002 – Made By Artisans

Katamama launches Made by Artisans, a short film paying homage to the centuries-old craft traditions of Indonesia.

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“More than 100 metres of fabric, handwoven over four years, were used to decorate Katamama’s suites.”

The idea of a bar for a lobby and the in-room bar concept is just great.
Jordan, Australia

Rooms are fabulously appointed and every need is met. You have luxury and comfort at your fingertips.
Tracy, Australia

I can’t praise Katamama highly enough – the vision and execution cannot be faulted.
McKnigji, Australia

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Distinctive architecture and design, highly personalised service and a tropical oceanfront setting are all part of the Katamama experience.

Experiences

Experiences

See, feel, touch and taste the authentic artistic, cultural and natural beauty of our island home.

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Our Story

Our Story

Katamama means ‘mama says…’ in our native language of Bahasa Indonesia, a reference to the wisdom handed down from generation to generation.

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The Hotel

The Hotel

Work out and relax in-house at our modern 24-hour gym, island-inspired spa, tropical pool and open-air bar.

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