About our IF Bali Sarongs

Uncategorized / Saturday, September 13th, 2014


About Bali and the Sarong

Our sarongs are 100% hand-made and imported from Bali, Indonesia. The Indoneasian island is well known for its beautiful beaches and diverse and sophisticated art forms, such as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, hand crafts, and performing arts.

In Indonesia on the island of Java, in the not too distant past, sarongs of certain designs and patterns were strictly reserved for royalty and where the property of Kings, Queens, Nobles and Aristocrats. Imitating these designs and wearing them in public was punishable by death.

It takes many many hours of hard work to create a sarong. The process is very long and difficult. Sarongs are created using the art of Batik, which is an amazing and ancient method of color dyeing. Batik is the process of applying dyes to porous surfaces and has been around for hundreds of years.

Sarongs have been used for ages incountries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

The people from the South Pacific islands of Tahiti and Hawaii call sarongs, “Pareos”, in the Southeast Asian countries of Indonesia, Thailand, Malyasia, and the Phillipinnes it’s called a “Surong”, in India a similar garment is named “Sri” and Africa they call it a “Kanga”. In Brazil it is called a “Canga” and in Latin America a “Pareo”

Sarongs have now become a cultural staple in South America. Countries like Brazil import these same sarongs and use them in daily life, especially at the beach. In Brazil you won’t see towels but instead a beach full of beautiful chic sarongs.

Lay on it at the beach or at the park, or keep it in your backpack to study on the grass. It is the perfect accessory for a nice place to lay or a versatile exotic clothing piece.

Practical, comfortable, and unique.

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