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Anoman Weaving Factory

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At the core of my experience in Bali was the opportunity to live with a family that owned and operated an ikat factory called Anoman Weaving Factory.  I experienced the home life of a normal (but I suspect relatively wealthy) Balinese family, and observed daily life and activities of workers in the factory.

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Rites of Passage

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One of the extraordinary parts of my trip to Bali was getting to act a participant-observer in several rites of passage.  During the 3-4 weeks that I stayed with the family who owned the Anoman Weaving Factory, I participated in funeral preparations and a cremation, as well as the coming-of-age ceremony for a five year […]

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A trip to Bali

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As part of my Masters’ degree program in Whole Systems Design at Antioch University Seattle, I traveled to Bali Indonesia in 1993.  My stated purpose was to visit a culture where religion and art were both integral to daily life.  I was also very interested in experiencing a Hindu culture, as my undergraduate degree in […]

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