Tanglad traditional weaving centre

Traditional weaving centre

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What we say: 4 stars

Known for its traditional clothmaking, Tanglad makes for a good diversion from the beach and provides an opportunity to explore the interior.

The southeastern hub of Tanglad is a bit over an hour by motorbike from Toyo Pakeh, and half the pleasure of coming here is the ride. The cotton fabrics they weave here, called 'kain cepuk', take about a year to make, use three main colours and are primarily for formal use for funerals and trance ceremonies. Should you find one you like they're for sale too, but don't expect any pressure.

There's not really any indication that this is a weaving village when you arrive at the main (only) intersection in town. So if you don't have a guide, there is a petrol stall near the intersection — go ask there and they'll point you in the right direction. This is a spot where a guide is worthwhile though.

Photo courtesy of busylizzy and you can read about her exploration of Nusa Penida here. Thanks Lisa!


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