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Sacred Bricks

More than 1.5 million hand-pressed Balinese bricks make up Katamama’s extraordinary facade. Traditionally, these hand-pressed red bricks were used for the island’s holy temples, but as factory-made versions came into play this ancient art was at threat of being lost.

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Natural Indigo

In Pejeng, a village on the outskirts of Ubud, Tjok Agung and his wife still operate an indigo dye workshop using traditional, sustainable colouring and stamping techniques. Tjok Agung’s hand-dyed custom-made textiles are proudly displayed throughout Katamama.

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Tactile Textiles

Hand-woven by the women of Blahbatuh village in Bali, the softly hued cloths that decorate each of our hand-dressed suites are made with naturally made threads. Yielding beautiful, pastel tones, this artisanal method honours tradition and produces entirely individual products.

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“More than 1.5 million hand-pressed bricks — coconut-shell fired and moulded — make up Katamama’s facade.”

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Inspired Architecture

Bold geometry, hand-pressed temple bricks, extraordinary dappled light throughout the day – Katamama’s award-winning architecture is the work of Indonesian creative Andra Matin, who blends traditional elements with a modern design ethic.

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Ancient Temples

Pak Mangku is Katamama’s own pemangku, or priest, and he is entrusted with the spiritual wellbeing of Katamama’s environment. Every morning, Pak Mangku and his daughter Dewi, wake up early to prepare the offerings to place at each of Katamama’s three temples.

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Anjat Basketry

After harvesting the rattan in the forest, it’s dried, cleaned, thinned, and prepared as strips. Hand-woven from naturally-dyed rattan bast fibres, decorative motifs depicting creepers, ferns, and fruits. Our version of the Anjat basket is a beach-ready backpack for you to borrow.

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