Last week, the family of Punya, our neighbour and member of our security team, was honored with 2 particularly important ceremonies, touching their 2 sons Calvin and Mang Ari. For both of them, the famous Mepandes ceremony was organized first. It consists in ensuring the filing of the canines, a highly symbolic gesture since it marks the passage to adulthood and authorizes marriage. As soon as this was done, Calvin immediately proceeded to marry the beautiful Eva. The day before the ceremony, they invited all friends and neighbours to share a moment with the family. As one of the staff of Puri Dajuma, Punia also invited all members of Dajuma staff to come to their house. Congratulations to the parents and the happy couple!
Traditional weaving in West Bali, close to Dajuma, is another asset of this preserved part of the island. Skilled artisans in this region use traditional looms and techniques to create beautiful textiles, showcasing intricate patterns and vibrant colors. Recently open in Negara is the Sentra Tenun Jembrana, an initiative of the local regency aimed at supporting the local weawers by showcasing their handmade textiles which not only helps sustain their livelihoods but also promotes the preservation of this traditional art form. This is what our guests Ida and Corrina, shown on the picture, discovered last week. They were particularly impressed by the weaving process which involves meticulous attention to detail, with each thread being carefully woven by hand to produce beautiful fabrics.
These textiles play a significant role in Balinese ceremonies and rituals, as well as being used for everyday clothing and home decor.
The art of traditional weaving is not only a means of creating functional items but also a form of artistic expression, reflecting the cultural identity and heritage of the Balinese people.
Next time you decide to visit us, we will be more than happy to take you to this new weawing center where you will witness the weaving process firsthand, and see weawers at work as many workshops and studios offer demonstrations and workshops for those interested in learning more.
Last week, Dajuma had the pleasure of welcoming a delightful mother and her daughter who used to stay with us often. This is the place they have chosen to celebrate a birthday on June 9th. The mother asked our staff to organize a surprise birthday with special decoration in the room and in the restaurant. What our staff hastened to do with their legendary good humour. Happy birthday!
Among all activities offered by Dajuma (https://www.dajuma.com/e-library/#activities–tours), there is one which is particularly appreciated by our guests: the ecotourism tour. It is a unique ecotourism experience that showcases the breathtaking natural beauty of the island. An amazing trip in our 4WD Jeep around Pulukan Ecotourism State Plantation of Pekutatan village (1181 ha) where you will discover rubber trees, coconut and banana plantations, clove and vanilla trees. The process to make palm sugar is shown and explained to you. Cherry on the cake, as shown on the picture, the tour ends in paradise with a lunch taken at 300 m elevation with a panoramic view on the jungle and the ocean.