‘Flowering Brave Scarf’ is one of Sawidji’s first designs. It is handprinted on natural bamboo. Very cool and comfortable to wear. The size of this sarong generous, measuring 180cm in length, ideal if to be wrapped into a sarong dress as pictured here.
Sawidji’s purpose is to collaborate and incorporate Balinese art into relevant designs for everyday wear. In this instance, deriving our inspiration and colours from the vibrant style of Pengosekan Flora and Fauna paintings.
Cultural Note: Tridatu Colours
First of all, the red, black and white colours are seen everywhere associated with ceremony in Bali. This is because the three colours are the colours of the Balinese Holy Trinity. It may be said, this is a pragmatic and profound philosophy. The symbolism of the three colours are;
- White awakens goodness in spirit and purity.
- Red evokes courage and the power of creation and creativity.
- Black alludes to power and/or protection.
The three colours are often worn on the hand as a bracelet made up of the three colour string wound together. Therefore, this bracelet is also known as the Tridatu.