Indonesia as an archipelagic country has a rich cultural heritage which of course must be preserved. Amandari, a resort located in the cultural heart of Bali celebrates Indonesia's rich cultural heritage through a unique guest experience.
The resort presents a diverse cultural heritage through 'Glorifying Wastra', a high-quality exhibition of folk arts, fashion, crafts and culture open to the public. Amandari invites the public to immerse themselves in the beauty of Indonesian wastra through an exhibition that is accrued at the resort's restaurant and library.
In the exhibition, literature will be displayed along with insightful stories about its characteristics and information about the meaning behind each symbol, color, size and material.
The exhibition glorifies wastra
To showcase historical and cultural textiles from across the archipelago, Amandari collaborates with renowned interior designers and architects Melati and Popo Danes.
Through this exhibition, the resort tells the story of traditional textiles and their value as part of Indonesia's rich heritage that is still relevant to modern society today, including in interior design and the world of fashion.
Melati and Popo Danes will also organize a series of events at Amandari, which are open to the public, reintroducing wastra and educating guests of all ages about this art form.
Sustainable regeneration workshop
On June 5, Amandari will hold a workshop on Sustainable Regeneration by Melati Danes in collaboration with the Begawan Foundation Learning Center.
This workshop is designed for the younger generation and to introduce young minds to the exciting world of interior design and give them the opportunity to explore their interests, talents and stimulate their creativity from an early age.
During the workshop, children are introduced to interior design through drawing and coloring sessions with the theme 'My Bedroom' where they will design the interior of their dream bedroom with expert guidance.
On 12 June, a Drapery Textile session will take place where participants can learn more about Indonesia's cultural heritage, cultural fabrics and how to dress in traditional woven fabrics without the sewing process.
Meanwhile on June 19, Melati Danes and Amandari will host the Reimagine Bali panel, inviting guests to hear from local interior designers from Bali who are part of the Indonesian Architects Association and the Indonesian Interior Design Association. During the panel, designers will share their experiences about spatial developments in hospitality and how to apply traditional culture in a contemporary way through interior design.
The Glorifying Wastra Exhibition in Amandari takes place daily from 30 May - 29 June 2021 and is available to the public.