Deriving their aesthetic and ritual powers from techniques of fabrication and use in various lifecycle ceremonies these textiles also serve as records of an important period in balinese history fabricating power with balinese textiles urmila mohan public programs tours education february 24 2018 events symposium bali and beyond . Fabricating power with balinese textiles 3000 this book reveals how the power of balinese textiles depends upon the efficacies attributed to these objects as they journey from fabrication and ritual use in their native context to curation and display in the west. Some textiles in the exhibit are valued for their magical powers derived from techniques of fabrication and contexts of use other cloths are important for the stories that surround them as records of a period in balinese history. 6xssruw iru fabricating power with balinese textiles is gener rxvo surylghg e 7kh re rxqgdwlrq 7 ib adji boen and ibp soentoelamn carving the stage of spinning yarn or ngantih batuan bali 1938 wood courtesy of the division of anthropology american museum of natural history 700 8426. Get this from a library fabricating power with balinese textiles urmila mohan bard graduate center decorative arts design history material culture anthropologists margaret mead and gregory bateson were pioneers in using visual anthropological techniques to study the aesthetics of bodily motion in bali
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