A Stroll Through Balinese Markets

 

Balinese markets are a feast for the eyes. In Ubud’s bazaar and food and produce markets, there are stacks of colorful rattan offering boxes, wooden masks with intimidating gazes, small cases comprised of beads in swirling patterns, delicate batik silk scarves, walls of oil-adorned canvases, and overflowing mounds of tropical fruits. The markets are a shopper’s paradise, a photographer’s dream…

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Photo du Jour: Smooth as Cambodian Silk

For centuries, Cambodians have been producing silk and creating woven masterpieces with it.

Once the silk has been carefully extracted from the silk worm’s cocoon, it is washed, twirled on to bobbins and boil-dyed either via a natural or artificial coloring technique.

I’m not sure if the silk samples featured here were colored naturally or artificially. Either way, the resulting colors are vibrant!

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