Checked handwoven throw

Inspiration taken from my previous travels to Bali, Indonesia. Wastra Poleng: the black-and-white checked poleng is one of Bali’s most ubiquitous cloths, used to wrap shrines, banyan trees, rocks and other auspicious objects. The black and white squares represent the complementary forces of chaos and order, a duality known as rwe bineda that is central to Balinese belief. As a wrapping, the cloth protects against destructive forces (mala) and cleanses impurities.

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