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.
Re-imagining the future of materials with Seetal Solanki, founder of London's leading research design studio
Chef Jacob Burrell teams up with wife Fiona Bond and Potato Head Family’s Ronald Akili to bring bohemian vibes and familial dining to Bali
Tap into the mystical energy of ancient rudraksha beads, used in Hindu prayer since the 10th century and just as meaningful today
The Katamama lensman on his third-culture upbringing, how wanderlust fuelled a career change, and his go-to photo destinations.
Founder of 1000 Bamboo Villages, Arief Rabik, talks to Katamama about the remarkable legacy of his late mother, Bali’s ‘bamboo crusader,’ Ibu Linda Garland.
“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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