Magenta Delight Songket
The songket such as the Magenta Delight Songket, is a fabric made from silk or cotton yarn. This is woven together with gold thread and a deep magenta thread.
In Bali, there are many types of woven fabrics that are widely discussed in the community. The woven cloth in this instance is songket cloth, like our Magenta Delight Songket. This cloth is a product of Balinese culture that often reflects the Balinese way of life. It shows this through decorative motifs and contains a strong meaning embedded in Hindu philosophy in songket cloth.
Balinese songket cloths were traditionally reserved for the nobility as clothing in the royal courts. Today, the caste system certainly does not apply the same way as before. However, the Magenta Delight Songket may still serve as a symbol of status, with its opulent colourful threads. They may be worn for important ceremonies, religious or official alike.
It is not only in Bali that the Songket is worn for important events, but throughout Indonesia as well. It has become very popular with tourists as well. The beauty of its artistry, the skill and time to create it is something that draws much admiration. It is often used as a hanging wall decoration or as a decorative piece in modern interior design due to their beautiful artistry and rich colours. A fine example of this is the Fuchsia Delight Songket.