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.
Floating Points is billed for Sun Down Circle #024 at our iconic neighbouring venue.
Marko Randelovic travels to Pakudui, near Tegallalang, Bali, to meet the legendary Garuda carver Pak Made Ada.
On the eve of his first Bali set, Chicago house legend Larry Heard (aka Mr. Fingers) sits down in Suite 201 for the first of our Island Talks series.
Cult Japanese streetwear brand Wacko Maria draw inspiration from Bali for the recent fashion collaboration with our sister brand, Potato Head.
No noise, no work, no travel. Bali’s New Year’s Day is a time for stillness and self-reflection.
“More than 100 metres of fabric, handwoven over four years, were used to decorate Katamama’s suites.”
Escalier is a multi-brand store representing some of Europe and Japan’s finest progressive designers with the likes of Undercover, Maison Kitsune, Comme des Garcons and Jacquemus.
Their unique location at Potato Head Beach Club combined with its lifestyle-focused curation places Escalier as one of Asia’s premier boutique.
Canaan is a dwelling place for a sustainable life, a gallery and retail space with a strong emphasis on promoting traditional Indonesian products. Local artisans, craftspeople and creative individuals showcase simple luxury through high quality, hand-made products with innovative and original designs.
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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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