The Balinese Blessing

There are certain experiences in life that simply explode with colour and emotion.

The greenest rice paddy field you have ever seen punctuated with burning torches. A blood-red carpet scattered with rose petals. The perfect white-yellow smudge of a Frangipani flower tucked behind an ear. The white Monkey god welcoming you, his leap captured. The flash of a wristwatch as melodic bamboo tones emerge. A silvery-white, embroidery clad couple staring intently. An elfin boy before he dances a wild dance, his costume to become a whirling mesh of colours.

An Edwardian dress living through its hundred years to find itself on a warm Balinese night, sweeping its hem across the shoes of a loved woman as she is blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Ptolemy Mann

Ptolemy Mann is a textile artist, designer and architectural colour consultant
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